Wilkes-Barre fire chief pushing ordinance with extensive limits on fireworks

  • Source: Times Leader
  • Published: 07/10/2018 06:48 PM

A proposed ordinance aims to take the bang out of the consumer-grade fireworks legalized by the state and further limit their use in the city. The measure won’t ban them outright, but it will make it tough to find a place to set them off in the city, said Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Chief Jay Delaney at council’s work session Tuesday. Under Act 43 of 2017, consumer fireworks such as spinning wheels, fountains and those that launch into the air cannot be set off within 150 feet of an occupied building. The ordinance up for the first of two readings at council’s 6 p.m. public meeting Thursday would make it illegal to set them off on city streets, sidewalks, parks and all city-owned property.


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