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New Michigan law changes the rules for fireworks this holiday weekend

Posted at 5:54 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 15:31:33-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — There are changes to firework usage in Michigan this Memorial Day Weekend.

You can now light off consumer fireworks only on Saturday and Sunday.

You are not allowed to light off consumer fireworks (Class C fireworks) on Monday, which is Memorial Day.

This is all due to a new law in Michigan, which reduces the number of days you're allowed to shoot off fireworks.

Fireworks are the sounds of summer and although Memorial Day technically falls in spring, people are already getting their fireworks for this weekend.

"Memorial Day is definitely growing every year with fireworks," says Mark Garrity of Phantom Fireworks. "We have definitely seen an increase in customers this year."

However, the number of days the public can use fireworks is decreasing.

Michigan's new law allows local government to reduce the use of fireworks from 30 days a year to 12.

For this Memorial Day weekend, fire works in East Lansing can only be lit on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

On Monday, fireworks are not allowed.

With these changes, East Lansing police department is expecting some confusion and potentially more noise complaints.

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