If your family decides to stay in the neighborhood this Independence Day, there are few things to know about fireworks, according to local officials and offices of emergency management:

  • fireworks are not permitted within Katy and Fulshear city limits;
  • in unincorporated areas of Harris and Fort Bend counties, it is legal to light fireworks with some restrictions;
  • keep children away from fireworks—even sparklers—and always have an adult supervise fireworks activities;
  • keep pets inside the house;
  • light fireworks one at a time, then move away quickly;
  • have a water source, such as a garden hose or bucket of water, ready for emergencies;
  • never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully; and
  • be considerate of neighbors: Avoid aiming fireworks at houses and people and stop at a reasonable hour.

Source: Community Impact News