Fireworks go on sale Wednesday

LAS VEGAS - The Fourth of July is a week away and that means firework stands are popping up across the valley.

Sales begin on Wednesday and fire officials want to make sure that everyone stays safe this holiday.

From firecrackers to roman candles, a spectacular light show is what many of us look forward to every Independence Day.

Being "safe and sane" is the phrase Clark County uses to make sure everyone celebrates carefully. Those are fireworks that have been tested and approved by the fire department.

"I think it's important for people to understand the difference between safe and sane and illegal fireworks," said Sheriff  Joe Lombardo. "And we want them to enjoy themselves. We want them to celebrate our nation's birthday, but we also want to do it in a safe manner."

Fireworks labeled "safe and sane" are legal in Clark County, but only for next week. Firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles are not.

Police say they will respond to complaints about illegal fireworks.

"It's important for people to have patience," Sheriff Lombardo said. "We will respond, especially with illegal fireworks, because they can cause a lot of harm. Some of it can be disguised as somebody shooting off a firearm."

Though legal fireworks will be allowed next week. They're never allowed on federal land like Lake Mead.

To prevent fires and injuries:

  • Make sure to place the fireworks on the ground away from buildings, cars, and dry brush
  • Keep a water hose around just in case of a fire
  • When you're done with used fireworks, place them in a bucket of water overnight

 

 


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