While the burn ban in place does not affect the sales or use of fireworks in Palo Pinto County this Fourth of July weekend, it does not change laws about them within Mineral Wells' city limits.
Using fireworks, or having them in your possession with the intent to discharge them, within the city limits is against city ordinance.
The ordinance reads, in part:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to give away, sell, offer or expose for sale, or have in possession with intent to give away, sell or to use, discharge or cause to be discharged, ignited, fired, or otherwise set in action, or to possess with the intent to discharge or cause to be discharged, ignited, fired, or otherwise set in action within the limits of the city, any fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, sparklers, torpedoes, Roman candles, fire-balloons, or other fireworks or substances of any combination whatsoever designed or intended for pyrotechnic display except as provided in this article."
Offenders can be warned, given a misdemeanor citation or arrested.
People legally possessing and using fireworks are urged to use precaution, especially around children. The best way to enjoy fireworks is to simply take in one of the area's professional fireworks shows, including Friday's show and activities at Ram Stadium beginning at 5 p.m.