Folks in Louisiana can officially start popping fireworks - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Folks in Louisiana can officially start popping fireworks

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - For many, fireworks are as much a part of Christmas and New Year's as the Fourth of July. Now you can now officially let the celebrations begin.

Captain Robert Baker with the Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office spent Wednesday inspecting fireworks stands. Baker says he's looking for more than just safety violations.

"When we come out, we look through the fireworks, make sure the fireworks are ones we recognize are safe to use, not any ones that have been outlawed. You probably remember the small bottle rockets. Those have been done away with in the state of Louisiana for several years now. The important thing to remember with those is if you're caught with just one of those small bottle rockets that's a $500 fine," Baker said.

Right now you are limited to setting off fireworks from 10 in the morning until 10 at night, but on New Year's Eve you will be allowed to set off fireworks until 12:30 in the morning.

You can pop your fireworks through January 1st.

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