According to Arizona law, consumer fireworks are permissible for use between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3.
But bottle rockets, firecrackers and devices that shoot into the air and/or make loud noises are not legal.
In Avondale, consumer fireworks use is prohibited on public property, including streets, city parks/open spaces. Consumer fireworks use is allowed on private property within city limits, with the owner’s consent.
The sale or use of any illegal fireworks in Avondale is subject to a fine of $1,000 for each violation.
And a person may be legally and financially liable for injuries caused by using any fireworks.
According to Fire-Medical Department professionals, they have seen many injuries serious enough to require hospital treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures or scars, disfigurement or even death. Serious injuries each year typical from fireworks are harm to the eyes, head or hands. Even sparklers, which are considered by many to be harmless, can reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees.
To report a violation in Avondale, call 623-333-7001.
In Goodyear, fireworks violations can be reported by calling the nonemergency number at 623-932-1220.