Festus Police preparing for what should be a busy holiday weekend

(Festus) The 4th of July holiday weekend is just about here and local fire, police and other emergency first responders are asking for everyone to play it safe and be respectful when it comes to shooting off fireworks.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis says fireworks are only allowed to be shot off in his city on Independence day.

Enforcing firework laws can be challenging.

Once again, fireworks are only allowed to be shot off in the City of Festus on the 4th of July.

Other local municipalities have certain set times and dates in which it’s allowed to set fireworks off.

Please refer to your local city guidelines for more information.