Authorities Share Fireworks Warning

(Dodge County) Area police agencies are reminding residents to be careful handling fireworks and that some are illegal to possess. Fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal. This includes: firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, wheels, aerial salutes, among other types of fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode. Legal fireworks include sparklers not exceeding 3 feet in length and not containing magnesium, chlorate or perchlorate; snakes not containing mercury; and cylinder and/or cone fountains. Using or possessing illegal fireworks could result in a $232 fine.