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6/24/03

Lubbock Firework Stands Open for Business

Lubbock County fireworks stands officially opened for 4th of July business. But, if you're planning on an explosive celebration this Independence Day, you'll want to keep a few things in mind.

Fireworks Displays And Safety Tips
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They can be brilliant, but only if you keep the law and safety in mind. There's a reason fireworks stands are outside the city limits. It's because fireworks are illegal in the city limits. So, if you're buying fireworks, you must shoot them off in the county. And even then, you still need to follow some rules.

Lubbock City Ordinance on Fireworks
View the City of Lubbock's ordinance on firework possession, penlites and more.
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"Wherever you're going, be sure if you don't know the property owner, you can't just go out and start shooting in somebody's bar ditch or in the cotton field or anything like that. That property belongs to someone, so number one you need to get permission," says Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Bomb Tech David Turner.

Even if you do get permission, you need to make sure you clean up the leftover debris. These things can make quite a mess. The good news from county commissioners is that there will be no bans on burning this year because of the rains.

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