State law: Fireworks are only legal Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week

GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT)- (07/02/18) - There's nothing like a good fireworks show, big or small.

Just about everyone enjoys them. But in Michigan, there are rules for when you are allowed to set them off.

According to state law, people are only allowed to shoot off fireworks the day before, the day of and the day after a national holiday. So fireworks are only legal Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Violators can face up to a $500 fine.

Already, local residents are complaining about neighbors breaking the law. Kamyra Reese said her neighborhood has been filled with the sound of fireworks being set off at all hours.

"Yes, and then it makes you think like somebody is shooting," she said. "I'm thinking what is going on?"

Some say they are glad there are laws limiting the number of days fireworks can be used. They just wish more people would obey them.

Various communities in Mid-Michigan have differences in their local fireworks ordinances. Check out the applicable laws for your community before lighting a fuse.

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