Twin Falls Beefs Up Fireworks Enforcement


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The City of Twin Falls has beefed up its enforcement when comes to the regulation of fireworks.
Stands have popped across the Magic Valley this week.

If you live here in Twin Falls, you can only light off safe and sane fireworks, but if you have mortars at your home, you better think twice about lighting them.

Stephanie Harris of family fun fireworks in Jerome County is enjoying the fireworks season so far.

As Harris explains, "sales have been good actually. We're up from where we were last year which is kind of surprising considering the economy."

The stand is popular for having the "big boy fireworks". In order to purchase these which include bottle rockets and roman candles, you need to sign a waiver.

"You're supposed to take them out of the state of Idaho, you're not supposed to light them off," adds Harris.

Harris' counterpart is on Blue Lakes Boulevard in Twin Falls and cannot sell these kind of fireworks.

"In the city limits, we have to yeah."

The City of Twin Falls launched an awareness campaign this month.
There are additional officers on duty this year. They will enforce the ordinance and answer citizens' complaints.

"Our regulations within the City of Twin Falls requires safe and sane to be in a diameter of 15 feet, 20 feet and under is allows for height," explains Justin James, Twin Falls Fire Department.

James also has some tips for where is appropriate to light the fireworks.

"Don't light your fireworks off in a grassy field, look for a safe place in the middle of the street, a driveway," adds James.

Keeping the focus on a safe and enjoyable holiday.

According to the city ordinance, you can light fireworks through July 5th from the hours of 8 am through midnight.

This also applies to the end of the year, between December 26th and January 1st.

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