Fourth of July fireworks: Police remind residents of Omaha rules

(Ross D. Franklin | ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Police Department is reminding residents they are not free of fireworks rules to celebrate Independence Day.

Although authorized vendors can sell fireworks starting Monday, the public can’t shoot them off until July 2. Consumers 16 and older — and youths between 12 and 16 under the direct supervision of an adult 19 and older — can light them, the release stated. Discharge is limited to noon to 11 p.m. daily through July 4.

Both sales and discharge of fireworks end July 4.

The department will have officers assigned to fireworks complaints every day during fireworks season. Violators can be arrested, ticketed and/or fined, the release states. Fines increase from $300 for first offense; $400 for second offense and $500 for each subsequent offense.

Residents with in-progress fireworks complaints should call the Omaha Police nonemergency number (402) 444-5802. Only “imminent danger” calls should be directed to 911.

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