Fireworks in the City: What's Legal and Illegal - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/4/03

Fireworks in the City: What's Legal and Illegal

If you're planning to shoot off your own fireworks, keep safety and the law in mind. If you have to use a match to light the fireworks, they are illegal in the city limits. If the firework operates with a simple pull or string, and no match, it is legal.

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If you shoot fireworks off in the county, you need to ask permission from the landowner. "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 David Turner, of the Sheriff's Department.

You also need to clean up any debris caused by the explosions.

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