City of SL issues fireworks warning

Friday, June 11, 2021

Storm Lake city officials reiterated its controls on fireworks this week, ahead of the July 4th holiday. First-class consumer fireworks are banned in the city, and second-class fireworks are allowed only on July 3 and 4 from 5-10 p.m. Violating the first-class fireworks ban and improper use of result in a simple misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $500.

Fireworks are not permitted on public property which includes parks, streets, alleys, sidewalks, and right-of-ways.

First-class consumer fireworks banned in the city include:

1. Aerial shell kits and reloadable tubes.

2. Chasers.

3. Helicopter and aerial spinners.

4. Firecrackers.

5. Mine and shell devices.

6. Missile-type rockets.

7. Roman candles.

8. Sky rockets and bottle rockets

Second class consumer fireworks allowed July 3rd and 4th include:

1. Cone fountains.

2. Cylindrical fountains.

3. Flitter sparklers.

4. Ground and hand-held sparkling devices, including multiple tube ground and hand-held sparkling devices.

5. Ground spinners.

6. Illuminating torches.

7. Toy smoke devices that are not classified as novelties.

8. Wheels.

9. Wire or dipped sparklers that are not classified as novelties.

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