Cheyenne residents looking to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang may get a bust if they decide to shoot off fireworks.

Police spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says even though fireworks are readily available, everything except sparklers, smoke devices and novelties are illegal within city limits.

"Anything that goes into the air or explodes is prohibited," said Malatesta. "You could receive a $225 citation if you're caught setting off those fireworks."

"It's actually illegal to even possess those types of fireworks within city limits," he added. "So if we come across those we would confiscate them."

Malatesta says officers responded to 400 calls on Independence Day last year, a quarter of which were fireworks related.


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