As the Fourth of July approaches, the Clinton Police Department is reminding residents and visitors about the dangers of setting off illegal fireworks.
With the exception of some sprinklers and fountains, fireworks are illegal in Connecticut and using them can lead to felonies, misdemeanors and infractions, Clinton police said in a release Thursday.
According to the state Department of Emergency Services, “fire crackers” are considered explosive devices banned by both state and federal laws and include M-80s, M-100s, cherry bombs, quarter sticks and block busters, among others, Clinton police said.
Illegal use of fire crackers can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and even up to 10 years in prison, according to Clinton police.
Clinton police said they respond to calls for help every year stemming from fireworks use and hope residents will enjoy the holiday safely.