Fireworks sales start Sunday with no area weather restrictions

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — American Fireworks says it’s expecting “brisk” sales around this year’s Fourth of July with no weather-related fireworks restrictions in place in Central Texas, owing to recent rainfall and favorable conditions. 

Fireworks are for sale from Sunday, June 24 to midnight on July 4. The company says Texans are allowed to shoot fireworks year-round. 

The company says it wants to make sure its customers are enjoying the holiday safely.

Keep in mind, fireworks are illegal to have or use in the city of Austin without a permit for a professional show. The ban doesn’t apply to things like sparklers and smoke bombs.

Video sent to KXAN last year shows what happens when fireworks are set off in packed neighborhoods. Neighbors from all corners jumped in to put out a fence fire

For those that aren’t planning on buying fireworks but still want to see a big show, the H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th concert and fireworks will be held at 8:30 p.m. on July 4 at Vic Mathias Shores.

American Fireworks, which operates superstores in Del Valle, Bastrop and near Kyle, has the following safety tips to keep your Fourth injury-free:

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks
  • Have a designated shooter who is not consuming alcohol and has read the safety label of each product
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks
  • Have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby
  • Read all instructions and warnings on your fireworks
  • Only light one item at a time

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