(Neb.)-No Fireworks Bans But Caution Urged
(Chadron)-With the fire siren becoming a regular occurrence in Chadron and wildfires burning out of control in neighboring states, local officials have been taking a look at the use of fireworks for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
Interim Chadron City Manager Ted Vastine said on Thursday that he had visited with Chadron Fire Chief Pat Gould, and Gould believed that people should be allowed to light of fireworks within the city limits. However, Vastine said Gould also stressed the importance of making sure fireworks were used in a safe manner, and precautions were taken. Gould told Vastine he would rather have people lighting fireworks within the city limits instead of going into the country, where it could pose more of a problem.
Dawes County Clerk Cheryl Feist stated the Dawes County Commissioners have not talked about the issue, and have no official stance as of this time. Fireworks are sold at various locations throughout the KCSR listening area, and it is recommended to check with local laws to determine what items are legal. For instance, a fireworks stand in South Dakota may sell things that are not permitted in Nebraska. The best way to ensure the proper items are purchased is to buy fireworks in the state they are intended to be used.
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