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Regulations set for fireworks

Newton Kansan
Fireworks stands like this one, in front of the North Dillons store in Newton, are being set up all over the county in preparation of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

As the Fourth of July holiday nears, fireworks stands are about to open.

According to information provided by Harvey County, “Fireworks are allowed on private property with approval of the landowner or occupant. Fireworks are not allowed on public roads or in public parks. Bottle rockets and projectiles are not allowed.”

Fireworks in the county are allowed from 8 a.m. to midnight July 1 through 4.

In the city of Newton, “Fireworks are allowed on private property with the approval of the landowner or occupant. Fireworks are not allowed in city parks, on city streets or any city-owned property. Fireworks are not allowed in fire zones.”

Fireworks are allowed to be set off:

July 1 to 3: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4: 7 a.m. to midnight

July 5: Noon to 10 p.m.

In North Newton, “Fireworks are allowed only on private property with the permission of the owner or lawful occupant. Class C (common) fireworks only. Fireworks are not allowed on public streets, parks or within 50 feet of gas tanks or gas storage, and in, into, under or on any motor vehicle, nor thrown from any motor vehicle. There is no public display at Kidron Bethel this year.”

Fireworks will be permitted from 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4 only.

In Halstead, “Fireworks are allowed anywhere within the city limits except on city streets, public property or within 50 feet of gas pumps or gas storage. Throwing fireworks at animals, people or vehicles is not allowed. Bottle rockets and projectiles are not allowed.”

Fireworks are allowed from 8 a.m. to midnight July 2 to 4.

In Hesston, “Fireworks are allowed on private property with the approval of the landowner or occupant. Fireworks are not allowed on city streets, public parks or on school grounds.”

Fireworks are allowed:

July 1 to 3: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 4: 8 a.m. to midnight

In Sedgwick, “Fireworks are not allowed in the city park, city property or school property. Fireworks are allowed on city streets and rights of way, as long as traffic is not impeded or impaired, or private property with approval of the landowner or occupant.”

Fireworks are allowed:

July 1 and 2: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 3 and 4: 10 a.m. to midnight

In Burrton, “Fireworks are allowed on private property with the approval of the landowner or occupant. Fireworks are not allowed in city parks, on city streets or any city-owned or school property. Fireworks are not allowed in fire zones.”

Fireworks are allowed:

June 27: 1 p.m. to midnight

June 28 to July 2: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 3 and 4: 10 a.m. to midnight

July 5: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In Walton, “Fireworks are allowed on private property with the approval of the landowner or occupant. Roman candles and fountains are permitted. Bottle rockets and projectiles are not allowed.”

Fireworks are allowed:

June 30 to July 2: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

July 3 and 4: 10 a.m. to midnight

July 5: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Any questions should be directed to Harvey County Emergency Management.