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Police: Fireworks cannot be set off in Spartanburg, violators will face fines

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The Spartanburg Police Department is reminding people that it is illegal to set off fireworks within the city limits.

“Each year on the Fourth of July officers respond to numerous fight calls, disturbances and noise complaints associated with fireworks,” Major Art Littlejohn stated in an e-mail Monday. “Officers confiscate large amounts of fireworks from those who violate City Ordinance 13-113 every year.”

The ordinance states that it is “unlawful for anyone to sell, store, maintain, transport or have in possession any type or form of fireworks.”

Also, fireworks “cannot be fired, lighted, ignited, set off or thrown” within Spartanburg city limits.

Anyone found in violation of the ordinance will be fined $262, Littlejohn said.

“The Spartanburg Police Department encourages everyone to use caution and be safe this holiday weekend,” Littlejohn stated. “We recommend that citizens enjoy fireworks by going to professional sponsored events, opposed to shooting their own fireworks.”

Here is the full ordinance:

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