YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A firework ordinance was approved by Yuma City Council Wednesday evening, meaning new regulations regarding the use of fireworks will go into effect in 30 days.
According to Arizona state law, firecrackers, sparklers and ground explosives are the only legal form of fireworks allowed to be set off, prohibiting any that are launched into the air.
Legal fireworks can be sparked on the dates and times below:
June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3, from 8 a.m. through 11 p.m., except for July 4 - July 5 when you can light them from 8 a.m. - 1 a.m. and December 31 - January 1 when you can light them from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The 'sale' of permissible consumer fireworks as defined under state law is allowed:
- May 20 - July 6 and December 10 - January 3
No fireworks, legal ones included, can be set off except for the days listed above.
Anyone who is not following this law can expect a fine of up to $1,000, according to the City of Yuma.
With these new regulations, if someone is held responsible for injuring someone else with a firework or causing damages they can be held liable for the cost of the emergency response.