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City of Montgomery issues reminder that personal fireworks, shooting in the air are illegal

The Montgomery Police Department is reminding residents and visitors to exercise caution during their Fourth of July celebrations. The department says it will help ensure safety through strict enforcement of the city's fireworks and firearms ordinances throughout the holiday.

MPD advises that it is illegal for individuals "to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, use or explode any fireworks within the City of Montgomery." Citizens found in violation of the fireworks ordinance could face fines of up to $500.

It also is illegal for individuals "to fire or discharge, or cause to be fired or discharged, any pistol, gun, cannon or anything of like kind or character within the City of Montgomery." Citizens found in violation of the firearms ordinance will be arrested and could face up to six months imprisonment and fines of up to $500.

MPD is committed to providing a safe environment for residents and visitors, helping guard against personal injury and damage to property during Independence Day celebrations.

Those needing a 'fireworks fix' can see the City of Montgomery's fireworks - rain or shine - starting at 9 p.m.

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