Fireworks restrictions for New Year's Eve - Tucson News Now

Fireworks restrictions for New Year's Eve

Posted: Updated:
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Everyone has probably seen those fireworks stands popping up across Tucson and surrounding communities, all getting ready to help celebrate the new year. 

But just because they can be bought, does not mean they are legal in the city. 

Everyone just wants to have a good time on New Year's Eve, but everyone should stay safe and legal as well; of course it is much wetter and cooler than the Fourth of July and fire season, so a few of the restrictions on fireworks have changed. 

First off is the City of Tucson, in city limits residents are not allowed to use fountains, spinners or any ground fireworks. 
Tucson Fire says the city is continuing the same restrictions from the Fourth of July, to avoid any confusion from changes.

What is allowed are smaller novelty items like sparklers and party poppers.

In Marana, Oro Valley and just about everywhere else in Pima County, fountains and ground effects are allowed. 

This changes though for aerial fireworks and rockets, which are not allowed, and this applies to the entire state of Arizona. 

Be careful though, even the ‘harmless' fireworks are anything but, take sparklers for example, they can burn up to 1800 degrees.  It is these seemingly harmless fireworks that send hundreds of kids to the hospital with burns each year. 

Stay with Tucson News Now for tips on safety during your New Year's Eve celebration.

Copyright 2012 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow