The Lewiston Fire Department is reminding the public about the city’s ordinances regarding fireworks over the Independence Day holiday.
Fire Chief Garry DeJong says the ordinances are not new, but due to fireworks-related incidents in recent years, including a destructive fire last year to a Lewiston church, officials with both the fire and police departments will be on the look out for anyone breaking the law.
Chief DeJong comments on the illegal fireworks education and enforcement campaign:
Not only are efforts to confiscate fireworks being stepped up for this year’s Fourth of July, but the penalty has been bumped up to a $300 fine and up to six months in jail.
The sale of legal fireworks within the Lewiston city limits is restricted to 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 28 through July 5 and only with a business license.