Know The Laws When Celebrating with Fireworks

Fireworks are one way of celebrating during the Fourth of July season and it’s important that consumers follow the laws.

Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said state law allows fireworks to be legally ignited from June 29 to July 3 from 5 p.m. local time until two hours after sunset and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. The use of fireworks is also allowed July 5-July 9 from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset. Check local ordinances as dates and times may vary.

Fireworks may be used on the user’s property, on property with the owner’s consent or at a locally identified discharge location.

If a person recklessly, knowingly or intentionally uses fireworks and causes serious injury or death to another person could face imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000. Anyone under the age of 18 found in possession of fireworks or using fireworks outside the supervision of an adult could face a fine up to $500 per infraction.

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