Fireworks time for Southern Arizona - Tucson News Now

Fireworks time for Southern Arizona

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Everyone has seen them by now, the pop-up fireworks stands at some of the major intersections around Tucson. 

There are a few things people need to know before they light up those fireworks.  The first thing is to keep safe and obey the law.

Consumer fireworks can be used within the city limits from June 24 to July 6. There are a few other things to know before setting off those fireworks.

If the labeling says 'caution flammable', it's a product that can be used - like ground spinners, cone fountains and square fountains to name a few. 

If the labeling says 'warning product shoots into the air', it cannot be used - like flammable rockets, explosives and fireworks that shoot flaming balls.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were six deaths due to fireworks in 2012, and over 8,500 injuries due to firework use.

The key is safety - make sure adults are the only ones using the fireworks; also have a bucket of water, a fire extinguisher or a hose on hand for emergencies. 

Those caught using fireworks that are not allowed in the city limits could face a fine plus fees. And if there is an emergency response because of illegal use of fireworks, they could end up paying for the emergency response as well. 

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