City fire chief urges people to be safe around fireworks
Mountain Home Fire Chief Mark Moore issued a simple message late last week for local residents who are tempted to shoot illegal fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.
Don't do it.
According to state law, people are limited to using what are known as "safe and sane" fireworks. Those legal fireworks include those that don't explode or fly more than 10 feet in the air.
Besides paying fines of up to $1,000 per violation for the use of illegal fireworks, those who start fires are legally responsible to pay the costs of fighting the fires, which can run from thousands of dollars for a small fire to millions of dollars for a large one.
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