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People reminded of city Fourth of July fireworks regulations


Havre Daily News Staff

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Havre Police Department is reminding people they will need to follow city ordinances on fireworks.

People will be able to discharge fireworks in the city limits Tuesday, July 2, through Thursday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to midnight.

With the exception of skyrockets, Roman candles and bottle rockets which are not permitted, the release says, people in Havre can celebrate the Fourth with fireworks that meet the definition of “common fireworks,” which is described in the U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR, parts 173.88 and 173.100.

Fireworks can be discharged on private property, but not in city parks or on public sidewalks, streets, right of ways or easements, or in alleys. And the debris from discharged fireworks has to be picked up, the release says.

People who violate these regulations can be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense and $300 for the third offense.

Havre Fire Department Chief Mel Paulson said that unless the weather takes an unexpected turn, conditions should be safe for fireworks.

He also reminded people that burning inside the city is prohibited, but people living in the county can call the fire department at 265-6511 for burn permits.


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