Residents shouldn't expect sparks to fly when the ban expires -- at least not immediately. County officials say Indiana state law only permits fireworks to be set off during certain holidays each year. For the Fourth of July, the window in which people can use fireworks is June 29 to July 9.
The Vanderburgh County firework ban will expire July 10 -- the day the window closes. County officials say rain or shine, fireworks won't be allowed in the county at that time. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. City and county leaders tell Eyewitness News they're working together to find a future day when residents will be free to set off personal fireworks.
PREVIOUS REPORT: The Vanderburgh County Commission is joining the City and banning personal use of fireworks. The ban is effective immediately and will last for 7 days. EMA Director Sherman Greer says the ban includes all fireworks, including sparklers. Those caught violating the ban could be fined up to $2,500. After the 7 day ban, it will become a violation of Indiana State Law to let off fireworks. The Downtown Riverfront display is still a go.