Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Chief warns against fireworks

Fire danger is high


With the Fourth of July just around the corner, firefighters want to again warn residents not to shoot off fireworks within city limits.

First off -- it is still illegal to do so. Secondly, conditions are just too dry.

Luke Benson, a detective with the Green River Police Department, said residents who are caught shooting off fireworks within city limits could be charged with a $225 fine. If their fireworks cause property damage, such as a fire, they could also face restitution charges as well.

Mike Liberty, Interim Green River Fire Department Chief, said the wet season happened early this y...

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