South Dakota’s Fire Marshal, Paul Merriman, urges people to be careful this Independence Day holiday. Fireworks sales began across the state yesterday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day it is legal to discharge fireworks is July 10. Merriman said, “People should make sure they know their local city or county rules or ordinances in regards to handling fireworks. Even with the recent rains, hot, dry conditions can still pose a risk for those using fireworks.”
Milbank’s Fire Chief, David Giesen, says, “Fireworks are not allowed within the city limits of Milbank per city ordinance.” A $120 fine will be levied against violators.
Chief Giesen says, “This has been a good year as far as moisture is concerned, but I still recommend caution as dead grass can ignite ditch fires and buildings. Also, be aware that winds can carry airborne fireworks.”
“Adult supervision is always advised for children,” Chief Giesen says. “Have a safe and happy 4th of July!”
The Milbank Chamber of Commerce will host their annual 4th of July fireworks display at dusk at Lake Farley Park.