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Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Reminder: Use, possesion, or sale of fireworks remains illegal in City of Newark

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In the run-up to our annual 4th of July celebration, the City of Newark would like to remind residents and visitors that the use, possession, and/or sale of fireworks remains illegal within the city limits. 

This law extends to sparklers, fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, roman candles, or other fireworks or substances designed or intended for pyrotechnic display, all of which can cause serious burns and injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in an estimated 12,900 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals during 2017, with 67% occurring during the Fourth of July period. 

Fireworks have limited legality in other parts of Delaware. Further information about the purchase and use of fireworks in Delaware can be found at the State of Delaware’s official website. The full text of the Newark city ordinance prohibiting fireworks can be found here.

Members of the public are invited to enjoy the City of Newark's annual fireworks display on July 4th from 4 to 6 PM at the UD Athletic Complex. More information on activities, parking, and vendors is available at the City of Newark’s official 4th of July Fireworks event page

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