Let's just all agree that 2020 is anything but normal. That means the 4th of July this year will be no different.

There's no 4th of July Parades happening all over the city, no crazy Mccall nights on the lake, and definitely won't be seeing Idahoans on the side of the road watching fireworks over Boise. That means neighborhoods will be seeing all the action this year but what's legal?

We've already seen spikes in fireworks according to KTVB. It looks like people are just planning on enjoying nice weather in the neighborhood with their own show. So, what can we purchase and what is illegal?

This is the great debate because how can you prove who shot that firework in the sky? It wasn't me! The serious part is the number of fires that happen and how dangerous it becomes. The police will get over 100 calls regarding poor firework usage. Best practice might be to just stay safe and know what's okay to purchase.

Fireworks that are dangerous and prohibited

  • Fireworks that contains explosive material that will burn or deflagrate when ignited like firecrackers, cherry bombs, and M-80's.
  • Fireworks that leave the ground on their own accord, or fly when tossed into the air like Skyrockets, Bottle Rockets, Mortar Shells and Roman Candles.
  • Fireworks that have to travel outside of a 15-foot diameter circle.
  • Fireworks that emit sparks, showers, or flaming balls, vertically more than 20-feet; or from which discharge material falls beyond a 20-foot diameter circle.

These are Boise rules even though you can travel outside of the city limits to purchase all the big fireworks. Some of these fireworks are being sold but you might have to sign a waiver explaining you won't be lighting them in Boise. Just a heads up. Oh, I'd stay away from aerial fireworks because those are definitely prohibited.

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