'Fireworks Scrooge' more serious than ever
Lomi Kriel: Express-News
Planning to stock up on sparklers, bottle rockets and Roman candles for your Independence Day festivities?
You might want to invest in extra apple pie instead. The pretty explosions of light could cost you hundreds of dollars in fines that officials say they'll impose this year.
On New Year's Eve, city firefighters fielded 785 calls, Hood said, including 328 related to grass fires thought to have been started by fireworks.
Rockets, missiles and winged fireworks will no longer be available for purchase, and their ignition is illegal.