LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Police Department says they been receiving reports of people setting off fireworks outside of the required time frame. According to Lafayette's city ordinance, citizens are allowed to launch their fireworks from June 29 until July 9, but only between 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset.
The only exception is July 4 when fireworks can be set off from 10 a.m. to midnight.
However, police said they have been receiving reports that people are not setting off their fireworks in that time frame. Sergeant Ian O'Shields says police understand people are looking forward to the holiday, but guidelines need to be followed.
Sergeant Ian O'Shields
"We wanna try and solve the problem without giving any fines. Hey, stop shooting off fireworks. We usually give them the website or let them know the times when fireworks can be lit off," said O'Shields.
Anyone caught setting off fireworks outside of the city ordinance can be fined 250 dollars and repeat offenders will be met with more fines and their supplies be taken.