ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Fourth of July is just around the corner and the Municipality of Anchorage wants to remind residents that fireworks are illegal this holiday weekend.
At the mayor's press conference Wednesday afternoon, Fire Chief Mark Hall and Anchorage Police Department Capt. Dave Koch said there has been a lot of confusion about fireworks on Independence Day.
This was the first year fireworks were allowed in Anchorage for a few hours on the night of New Year's Eve, but the APD says fireworks are not allowed during this holiday weekend.
The Anchorage Fire Department said fire danger can easily shoot up from moderate to high for the weekend.
APD will be watching out for those who sell, possess or use fireworks. The citation is $300.
The only legal fireworks displays are the public ones.
There will be one at Eagle River Lions Park at midnight, and a fireworks display at Mulcahy Stadium at midnight on July 4.