Fireworks and Dry Weather Spell Danger

Since the founding of our country, fireworks have been synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.  This year is no different except here in Indiana unseasonably dry weather significantly increases the risk of fire.  While local governments are unable to prohibit the use of fireworks during evenings between June 29th and July 9th, we strongly encourage people to consider these safety tips.

  • Discharge fireworks in clear, open area
  • Never point fireworks at people or buildings
  • Retrieve all remnants to prevent smoldering fires
  • Have a hose or fire extinguisher nearby

We’d also like to encourage people to attend their community’s free 4th of July fireworks celebration.  Here in Westfield fireworks launch during the evening on July 4th from Asa Bales Park.  For more information about Westfield Rock’s the 4th celebration, please visit their website.


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