Stay safe and be aware of fireworks regulations

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County implemented open burn restrictions will not become effective until Friday July 6, meaning fireworks will be allowed at any time on private land outside of the city limits of Upton and Newcastle, according to Weston County fire warden Daniel Tysdal. 

He noted that fireworks will also be allowed within Newcastle city limits on the 4th of July from noon until 10 p.m. while Upton will not allow fireworks inside town limits this year. 

“Fireworks are also prohibited on federal and state lands,” Tysdal stated. 

He maintained that while fireworks are allowed in several areas, individuals choosing to use them during the holiday should practice “common sense.” 

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