Caruthersville bans July 4th fireworks

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Residents of one Region 8 community who want to celebrate our country's independence with a bang will have to leave town.

On Wednesday the Caruthersville Police Department announced fireworks are once again banned within the city limits.

The department cited a city ordinance that states it is "unlawful for any person to willfully set off, use, burn, explode or fire off any fireworks."

According to the ordinance the ban includes any firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, toy cannons, toy pistols, or any firework of any kind.

Only fireworks displays in city parks and public places permitted by the city will be allowed.

Anyone caught in violation of the ordinance could face a $500 fine and as much as 90 days in jail.

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