Lancaster City to take zero-tolerance stance on illegal use of fireworks

Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The City of Lancaster is making it clear that it will not stand for the illegal use of fireworks.

The Lancaster Bureau of Police reminds residents that it is illegal to set off fireworks from public property and within 150 feet of an occupied building.

In response, police will be sending out patrols along with manning a phone number for residents to report illegal use of fireworks at 717-664-1180

The zero-tolerance stance comes after numerous neighbor complaints both to the police and the Mayor.

“We know the weather is getting nicer and people are out, and now this year with COVID restrictions lifted, more people want to be out and celebrate,” Lancaster Fire Chief Scott Little said. “But at the end of the day, we try and put out announcements ahead of time that say let’s be safe about everything we’re doing and leave fireworks to the professionals.”

More information on Lancaster City’s fireworks laws can be found through the link here.

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