Hillsboro Fire Chief on Fireworks Safety

(Hillsboro) This Saturday marks the start date where firework stands across Missouri can open and legally sell fireworks through the Independence Day holiday.

According to Hillsboro Fire Protection District Chief Brian Gaudet, safety must always be the primary concern whether at a large public display or a backyard display involving consumer fireworks.

Even with firework sales beginning this Saturday, 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.