First the fireworks were on – then they were cancelled.
Finally, thanks to higher-than-expected levels of rain, they were back on again.
The city decided that public fireworks displays in approved locations would be allowed for the Independence Day celebrations. The displays adhered to the fire code through the fire marshal’s office and all conditions had to be met, city representatives said.
Public fireworks displays are regulated by a strict permit process that includes inspections before and after the display, as well as continuous weather monitoring. Fireworks might be postponed or cancelled at any time if weather conditions change.
Personal fireworks are illegal in the city. People found possessing, using or selling fireworks will be prosecuted. Penalties include fines as high as $400 or up to 90 days in jail.