Guymon City Ordinance Limits Use Of Fireworks
KSCB News - July 2, 2012 10:44 pm
A public fireworks display will top off July 4th celebrations in Guymon, despite justified concern amongst area officials. Public use of fireworks will be limited by Ordinance.
A burn ban was considered in detail for Texas County at the County Commissioners�?? meeting Monday morning, along with City of Guymon officials, but the area falls just shy of meeting state statutes for such an order. As a result, the City of Guymon is moving forward with its public display of fireworks, set to begin around 9:30 p.m. behind the Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.
The local area has experienced fires, and the City reminds residents that while there is no burn ban, fires are still a concern. Any resident electing to participate in personal firework displays, is reminded to use extreme caution and to follow the City�??s firework Ordinance 725. The ordinance bans all fireworks prior to July 4 and after July 4. Aerial fireworks of any kind are banned all year. Legal fireworks on July 4 are limited to sparklers, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, wheels, ground spinners, snakes, glow worms, smoke devices, party poppers, booby traps, snapper, trick matches and firecrackers not exceeding one and one-half inches in length and one-quarter inch in diameter. Any violation of these terms is considered a misdemeanor offense and illegal fireworks will be confiscated.
For more information, please contact the Guymon Fire Department�??s Fire Chief Clark Purdy at 580-338-5536.