Police warn about fireworks laws, safety

INDIANA (WFIE) - According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security more than 200 firework related injuries were reported in 2017.

Police say safety should be a priority when shooting off fire works.

According to the state laws fireworks can be used on the owners property, or the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks, or at a special discharge location. That's if you live in Indiana.

Officials also say fireworks may be used only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on most days. On certain holidays like Independence Day, fireworks may be used between 9 a.m. and midnight.

On June 29-30, July 1-3 and 5-9, fireworks can be used until two hours after sunset.

Of course those could change depending on where you live.

We've complied a list of Fourth of July celebrations in the Tri-State. You can also find more safety tips from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security here.

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