Chief reminds of fireworks safety

From Local Sources

JASPER — Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang reminds of safe and proper use of fireworks this Fourth of July.

He asks residents to be respectful and courteous of their neighbors by following the guidelines the State of Indiana has set for fireworks and to remember to set a good example for your neighborhood by cleaning up all debris left behind after discharging fireworks.

“Fireworks users are responsible for where fireworks are set off, where they go and the mess they leave behind,” he said.

The chief reminds citizens of state laws pertaining to the use of fireworks:

• Fireworks may be used only on the user’s property, on the property of someone who has consent to their use on that property or at a special discharge location.

• Consumer fireworks may only be used from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. other days.

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