Firework Laws & Safety Reminder: Info on Common Injuries Included

Published 06/24 2014 11:29AM

Updated 06/26 2014 10:57PM

Image from CPSC website
Image from CPSC website
LUBBOCK, TX -- As the 4th of July approaches, it is important to remember state & local laws regarding where and when fireworks may be set off as well as how to stay safe.

It is illegal to possess or set off fireworks inside the City of Lubbock which is also true of many other cities across Texas.

Outside the city limits, fireworks can only be ignited on private property with the landowner's permission, and only if the county's commissioners have not banned fireworks due to drought and fire danger. For late June and early July 2014 there is no ban on fireworks due to fire danger in Lubbock County.

Fireworks cannot be set off along public rights of way, including county roads and state/federal highways.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission more than 40 percent of fireworks injuries occur to people’s hands or fingers. A little less than 20 percent of injuries are to the head, face or ears.

As for more safety issues, CLICK HERE to see information from the CPSC.

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