Lafayette police see increase in firework complaints

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette police are reminding people that it’s still illegal to shoot off fireworks.

Since Memorial Day weekend, police have received 29 complaints regarding fireworks being used. They said prior to Memorial Day, they had yet to receive a complaint about fireworks this year.

Sgt. Bob Baumgartner said fireworks that shoot off the ground or explode are illegal and could lead to a $250 fine.

“We can also confiscate the consumer fireworks and knowing the price of fireworks — that quite often with some of things that people buy — can be more than $250,” said Baumgartner.

West Lafayette and Lafayette have similar ordinances in place.

Fireworks are permitted to be used during the following dates and times:
  • Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 hours after sunset from June 29-July 3 and July 5-9.
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.
  • Between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 hours after sunset on Jan. 1.

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