OSHKOSH (NBC 26) -- As Independence Day approaches, Oshkosh Police want to remind the public about what is, and what isn’t, allowed with fireworks.
Police said fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal in the City of Oshkosh. This includes firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, wheels, aerial salutes, and other types of fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode.
Fireworks that are legal in Oshkosh include sparklers not exceeding 36” in length and not containing magnesium, chlorate or perchlorate; snakes not containing mercury; and cylinder and/or cone fountains.
Using or possessing illegal fireworks could result in a $232.00 citation.
Oshkosh Police also say fireworks can pose a serious fire hazard. The Oshkosh Police Department says fireworks have the potential of generating temperatures of over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit which will burn skin, clothing and other flammable items.