Police confiscate illegal fireworksSuperior Police officers responded to about 35 fireworks complaints Monday.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Superior Police officers responded to about 35 fireworks complaints Monday.
Over the course of the day, they confiscated many illegal fireworks — those that leave the ground require the user to have a permit.
According to a report by Sgt. John Kiel, no citations were issued.
The fireworks were transported to the Superior Fire Department for disposal.
The mix of confiscated fireworks included about half a dozen large multipacks of fireworks wired to go off one after the other and assorted bags and boxes of bottle rockets, according to Battalion Chief Vern Johnson with the fire department.
He estimated the items collected were worth about $350.
In Wisconsin, legal fireworks include sparklers that are not more than 36 inches long, stationary cones and fountains, toy snakes, smoke bombs, caps, noisemakers, confetti poppers with less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture and novelty devices that spin or move on the ground. These are the only kinds of fireworks that a person may use or possess without a permit.