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City ordinances: Fireworks

Staff Writer
Chillicothe News
Chillicothe News

Fireworks in Chillicothe have been on sale for more than a week now, but according to city ordinances, they cannot be legally shot off in the city limits until July 1.

Chillicothe city ordinance allows the use of common fireworks on July 1-3 from 8 a.m., and 10 p.m., and on July 4 from 8 a.m., until 11 p.m.

Those participating in fireworks may use ground-based fireworks and firecrackers within the city limits and aerial fireworks that are fully consumed, meaning nothing can return to the ground. Bottle rockets and other rockets that have a stick are not allowed.

All debris must be cleaned up.

Safety is an important part of using fireworks including ensuring adults are involved in any activities surrounding fireworks. Have a garden hose or other sufficient water nearby in case of fire, place debris in a metal container and either wet the debris or store it outside until it can be properly disposed.

The Rotary Club of Chillicothe is sponsoring this year’s fireworks show, which will begin at 9:45 p.m., on the south end of town near U.S. Highways 65 and 36.