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New fireworks ordinance in effect this season

Fireworks bill passes Iowa Senate
Posted at 6:25 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 07:28:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today is the second of three days in which you can shoot off fireworks in Omaha legally.

However, they are only allowed to be shot between noon and 11 p.m. Operators must be 16 years old to have them, and kids 12 to 15 are only allowed to use fireworks with adult supervision. The new city ordinance only allows fireworks to be set off between July 2-4, and New Year's Eve.

If someone is not following these rules, police say to call the non-emergency number, and not 9-1-1. The only time to call 9-1-1 for Fireworks related issues would be if someone is hurt. Local firefighters encourage you to use caution, and to watch the weather and those around you before putting off your fireworks.

This is the first year of the new fireworks ordinance that was agreed on last September. Mayor Jean Stothert originally proposed the changes back in June of 2018.