There seems to be a lot of questions about the upcoming Pops in the Park event, the Howard County burn ban, and the use of fireworks. So, here’s some information to get those questions answered.
Yesterday, Howard County Commissioners approved to extend the current county burn ban another 90 days, but the annual event Pops in the Park will still happen on Tuesday, July 3rd, at the Comanche Trail Amphitheater.
Pops in the Park is an event that the public is encouraged to attend by, both, city and county officials. The fireworks that will be used for the event are shot up into the air, and, with the volunteer fire fighters standing-by ready to extinguish any fires, it’s actually the safest way to enjoy a celebratory fireworks display.
If you choose to use fireworks on your own to celebrate this time of year, here’s more news you can use. Fireworks cannot ever be used inside of the city limits. Failure to comply can result in a citation and fine.
Howard County residents are urged to NOT use fireworks because of the burn ban that is currently in effect, and the lack of rain this season has greatly increased the risk of fire.
If you choose to use fireworks outside of the city, you can ONLY do so on your own property or you MUST have permission from the property owner. Furthermore, the use of fireworks with fins and/or sticks is prohibited at this time. If you decide to use fireworks outside of the city limits, keep a water hose or a fire extinguisher within reach so accidental flames can be quickly extinguished.