Guidelines defined for fireworks sales |

Guidelines defined for fireworks sales

“Safe and sane” fireworks will remain legal in Grass Valley this Fourth of July, the Grass Valley City Council decided this week. The council’s low-key decision capped a year-long debate spurred by questions about whether fireworks were too dangerous in the middle of wildfire season.

A committee appointed by the council decided to create an official city policy and tighten the rules a bit.

Under the new rules, fireworks can only be purchased around the Fourth of July by those over 18 years old and can only be ignited from 6 p.m. to midnight on the holiday, Fire Chief Hank Weston said.

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