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With the 4th of July approaching, Altus Chief of Police Tim Murphy wants to remind all citizens that City ordinance prohibits any person to discharge or sell fireworks within the city limits of Altus and anyone caught discharging fireworks could face a fine up to $149.00 dollars.
Setting off fireworks is a part of celebrating our Nation’s birthday and here are just a few safety tips when discharging fireworks outside the city limits. Obey all laws regarding the use of fireworks. Read the cautionary labels before igniting. A responsible adult should always supervise fireworks activities. Alcoholic beverages and fireworks do not mix. Always use fireworks outdoors in a clear area and away from buildings and vehicles. Never discharge fireworks from a container and never attempt to relight fireworks if they did not discharge. The City of Altus wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.
For more information, contact the Altus Police Department at (580) 482-4121