SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Fireworks sales in Bexar County for New Year’s Eve will officially begin Friday.
The sale and use of fireworks will be permitted without restrictions in the unincorporated sections of Bexar County.
“Even though we have seen an increase in rainfall these past few weeks, there is still plenty of fuel, such as dry grasses, left over from this past summer that could potentially start fires,” stated Bexar County Fire Marshal Chris Lopez. “The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a public display put on by professionals, but if you intend to set off fireworks this year, please do so with safety precautions including having water readily available.”
If you still have the itch to fire off your own fireworks, the fire marshal’s office has these tips:
In addition, it is illegal to fire off fireworks within 600 feet of a hospital, school or church; and within 100 feet of a fuel dispensing station. It is also illegal to discharge fireworks from or at a vehicle.
If you see someone outside city limits using fireworks illegally or unsafely, you are asked to call 210-335-FIRE.
Lopez said arson charges can be brought against anyone causing a fire recklessly.