Local Fireworks Shows
Hesston – No Shows
Newton – No Shows
Hutchinson – Kansas Fair Grounds $4 10 p.m.
Inman – 9:30 at the Inman High Gym
Halstead – No Show
Burrton – Fireworks show at 10 p.m. at City Park
Sedgwick – 9:30 p.m. at Sedgwick High Football Stadium
Fireworks Safety Tips
TOPEKA - The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office offers these safety tips to Kansans who plan on shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.
• Always read and follow label instructions.
• Always purchase high quality fireworks from a reliable, legitimate source.
• Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a “designated shooter.”
• Never give fireworks to small children.
• Adults should always supervise use of fireworks by older children.
• Always wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.
• Never ignite fireworks indoors. Make sure your outdoor area is safe for fireworks use.
• Never point or throw fireworks at a person, building, or animal.
• Have a source of water handy, in case of fire.
• Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
• Light only one firework at a time.
• Never attempt to re-light malfunctioning fireworks.
• When lighting fireworks, never position any part of your body over them.
• Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
• Never experiment with homemake fireworks. They are dangerous and illegal.
• Bottle rockets and other skyrockets that are mounted on a stick or wire are illegal.
• It is illegal to shoot fireworks on or under a vehicle, on any public roadway, within 50 feet of a firework stand or where fireworks are stored, and gas stations or any place liquid gas - including propane - is stored.
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Hesston residents are getting ready to celebrate with a bang.
Fireworks within city limits are allowed, however, there are regulations on the size, type and hours fireworks can be discharged.
As per the City regulations, bottle rockets are prohibited.
Fireworks may be set off within City limits between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 1 through 3. On July 4, hours for fireworks are between 8 a.m. and midnight.
Sales of fireworks within Hesston City Limits are also limited to between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 1-3 and 8 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
According to Russ Buller with Hesston Emergency Services, the chances for fireworks to be prohibited due to dry conditions were extremely low.
“We have not limited fireworks in years past when it has been much, much drier. And, you can still end up with a fire, even if conditions are wet,” he said.
Fireworks, as defined by law are: firecrackers, torpedoes, sparklers, Roman candles, sky rockets, pin wheels, cap or toy pistols (except such pistols or any like device designed to discharge paper caps containing not more than .25 of grains of explosive mixture), canes, bombs, cannons or other like devices and all classes of fireworks that may be shot into the air or propelled over the ground by explosive discharges or any device using blank cartridges.
The deadline for applying for a permit to sell fireworks passed June 25.