Morgantown officials layout firework policy

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Officials from the City of Morgantown remind the public it is illegal to discharge consumer fireworks in city limits.

Each year, fireworks are the cause of burns, eye injuries and trauma injuries. Fireworks can also cause unintended fires in neighborhoods where homes and buildings are very close together or in dry vegetation.

Examples of illegal fireworks that are prohibited to discharge in the City of Morgantown are:

Bottle or skyrockets
Missile boxes
Helicopter and aerial spinners
Roman candles
Multi-aerial mine and shell devices
Aerial shell kits
Reloadable mortars
Anyone found discharging illegal fireworks in the City of Morgantown may be charged with a misdemeanor, which could result in a fine of $100 to $500.

Here is a list of local firework displays open to the public:

The Celebration of America at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park July 4 at 10 p.m.
In Fairmont at Palatine Park July 4 at 10 p.m.
In Rivesville along the river July 4 at 10 p.m.
At the Clarksburg Amphitheater July 4 following the patriotic concert that begins at 8 p.m.