People can get over their “case of the Mondays” with fireworks this week.
Fireworks sales start at noon Monday and will end midnight after the Fourth of July. Discharge is allowed 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday.
The city has inspected and licensed 12 fireworks stands:
- Garrett’s Worldwide Enterprises LLC — 900 N. 3rd St. and 2304 Stagg Hill Road
- Ka-Boomer’s Ent., Inc. — 2325 Tuttle Creek Blvd. and 3011 Anderson Ave.
- Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC — 605 S. 3rd St., 200 Sarber Lane and 101 Bluemont Ave.
- TNT Fireworks — 2700 Anderson Ave.
- Celebration Fireworks — 114 McCall Road and 2215 Tuttle Creek Blvd.
- KSU Chi Alpha — 2310 Candlewood Drive
- The Fridge Fireworks — 1150 Westport Drive
According to city regulations, it is illegal to discharge fireworks in streets, alleys, parks or on public property; throw or shoot fireworks in the direction of people or vehicles; and ignite aerial luminaries, sometimes called sky lanterns or floating lanterns.
According to state statute, it is illegal to ignite bottle rockets and M80s.
The Manhattan Fire Department provided a list of fireworks safety tips:
- Fireworks should only be discarded under adult supervision.
- Always read the fireworks label for proper firing instructions.
- Use fireworks only in a clear area away from houses, buildings and dry grass.
- Fireworks should not be ignited in glass or metal containers.
- Never hold fireworks in your hand when lighting.
- Keep observers at a safe distance.
- Have a bucket of water, garden hose or fire extinguisher available in the immediate area.
- Soak used fireworks overnight in a bucket of water prior to disposal.