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Sulphur warns fireworks prohibited

Last Modified: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:21 PM

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Mayor Chris Duncan, Chief of Police Lewis Coats and Fire Chief Danny Dupre would like to remind the citizens of Sulphur that Ordinance No. 1127, M-C Series was adopted by the Sulphur City Council on June 10, 2013. The ordinance prohibits fireworks in the City of Sulphur as follows:

Section 8-10. Fireworks Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to explode a firecracker or fireworks of any kind within the city; provided, however, this subsection shall not apply to pyrotechnic displays, referred to in the fire prevention code herein adopted. Exceptions: 1. The use of fireworks for fireworks display shall comply with the International Fire Code. 2. The use and sale of novelties shall comply with NFPA 1124 Section C.3.3.2 NOVELTIES.

Section 8-11. Confiscation Authorized: The Chief of Police or his officers are hereby authorized to seize and confiscate all pyrotechnics sold, exchanged or possessed in violation of the terms and provisions of this section.

Section 8-12. Penalty: Any person violating the provisions shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500.00.

According to Chief Coats, “As the ordinance is relatively new to our citizens, a warning will be issued, for any violation of this ordinance. However, if an officer is required to return because of continued complaints, a ticket will be issued and fireworks are subject to be seized and confiscated.”

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