Bottle rockets. Roman candles. Firecrackers. It’s all fair game this fourth of July as the state enters its second year under the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, which expanded the kinds of fireworks available for sale and use. State law allows local communities to regulate the use of fireworks on days other than before, during and after national holidays. However, Lieutenant Nick Roberts from the Houghton Police Department says most of those municipalities have opted to limit the use of fireworks to those specific days while creating a quiet period.
And with bigger fireworks comes more danger and Robert Pernaski of the Michigan State Police offered a few safety tips to prevent personal injury or property damage.
Police say just follow the rules and have fun because a safe fourth of July is a good fourth of July.