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Watch Out for Fourth of July Fireworks

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Updated May 29, 2019 |

In less than one week, most Americans will be celebrating the United States of America’s birthday. Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. In light of the upcoming holiday, keep these Indiana fireworks laws and safety tips in mind.

Indiana Firework Laws

Make sure you are following these firework laws in Indiana:

  • Only individuals 18 years of age or older may purchase fireworks
  • A person 18 years of age or older has to be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing fireworks
  • In general, fireworks may be discharged on holidays from 9:00 am to midnight
  • Fireworks may be discharged only on your property, the property of someone who has granted permission, or at special discharge locations

Firework Safety Tips

To keep you and your family safe, follow these tips:

  • Never let children handle, play with, or light fireworks
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children
  • Always purchase your fireworks from reliable, licensed dealers
  • Use a clear, open area, and keep your audience a safe distance from the shooting site
  • Do not alter any firework devices or attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Only light one firework item at a time, and never attempt to re-light a “dud”
  • Be cautious when lighting fireworks during windy conditions
  • Never aim, point, or throw fireworks at another person

Some Indiana counties are experiencing drought like conditions and have issued burn bans, which may or may not impact the legal use of fireworks in your county. Check to see if your county has an active burn ban.

  Wilson Kehoe Winingham brings you this information with best regards for you and your family’s safety.

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