No Personal Fireworks In Indy
Mayor issues local disaster declaration; does not affect professional fireworks shows
Say goodbye to Fourth of July fireworks in Indianapolis and Marion County, at least those you can shoot off yourself.
Mayor Ballard issued an emergency disaster declaration Saturday banning the personal use of fireworks in Indianapolis and Marion County all this week because of the dry conditions. However, the mayor's declaration does not affect professional fireworks shows that are licensed by the state.
The mayor's spokesman, Marc Lotter, says civil and criminal penalties are possible for those caught shooting fireworks during the ban. Lotter says they are also asking residents to not call 9-1-1 to report a fireworks violation, as they would like to keep the lines free for genuine emergencies. If you would like to report someone shooting off fireworks, please call the police department's non-emergency number (317) 327-3811.
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