MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Revelers in Morgantown are reminded concerning the protected authorized use of fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
Metropolis hearth marshal Jason Quinn mentioned the distinction between state regulation and native ordinance may not be clear, particularly for newcomers to the group.
“Even Although the state regulation does permit the discharge of fireworks,” Quinn mentioned. “Inside the metropolis limits they’re nonetheless not permitted.”
Quinn mentioned solely “novelty” fireworks authorized inside metropolis limits- meaning so long as it doesn’t depart the bottom it’s authorized within the metropolis. Issues like sparklers, snakes, waterfalls and smoke are authorized. If it leaves the bottom and explodes that’s a violation of the town ordinance.
“Any violation of the town ordinance is punishable by as much as a $1,000 nice,” Quinn mentioned.
Even utilizing authorized fireworks Quinn mentioned they need to be performed away from vegetation, on a tough floor and a protected distance away from constructions. Fireworks ought to by no means be utilized by youngsters or people who find themselves intoxicated. Gaining access to water close to the location can be a good suggestion and by no means choose up or attempt to re-ignite a firework that fails to mild.
“We ask that if you wish to see an excellent fireworks present go to the Hazel Ruby-McQuain Amphitheater,” Quinn mentioned. “The town is doing a really massive fireworks present this yr.”
The Morgantown fireworks present is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Monday on the park.
A hyperlink to Morgantown Metropolis Hearth Code is right here.