Rules on fireworks

The Kauai Fire Department reminds the public that anyone wanting to purchase and ignite fireworks must get a permit by Friday.

Applications are available at KFD headquarters at the Lihue Civic Center Piikoi Building, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The fireworks permit costs $25, and applicants must be at least 18 years old.

A permit is not required for snakes, sparklers, fountains, cylindrical or cone fountains, whistles, toy smoke devices, wheels and ground spinners, and other similar products.

Only licensed pyrotechnicians with proper permits are authorized to ignite aerial fireworks. Aerial luminaries, also known as flying lanterns or flying luminaries, are prohibited in Hawaii.

It is also illegal to set off fireworks on public property, including streets, sidewalks or parks. Removing the powder or pyrotechnic contents from any firework is prohibited. Fireworks and firecrackers may only be ignited on private property between 1 and 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

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