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June 7, 2018
DPS PR# 18-029

Department of PUblic Safety Urges Fireworks Safety over July 4th Holiday

Check with local law enforcementon where, when, and how to safely light fireworks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Due to high fire danger across the state, residents are urged to exercise extreme caution when using fireworks over the July 4th holiday. Those wanting to use fireworks as a part of holiday festivities should check with local authorities to make sure doing so is legal in your geographic region.
 
Those using fireworks in areas where they are permitted should take into account the following general guidelines:
  • Ensure they are deployed in a safe space and manner that will not cause damage to persons or property.
  • Have water and/or a fire extinguisher immediately available.
  • Have a responsible, sober adult on site at all times, and be respectful to your neighbors.
 
Due to heightened fire danger in Houston, Alaska, several types of fireworks have been voluntarily suspended from sale and use, including; Roman candles, parachute-style fireworks with flares or smoke, helicopter-style fireworks, and Saturn batteries and similar products.