Fireworks drop-off, firecracker guidelines

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department is sending good wishes for this 4th of July holiday, but they're urging safety first. They're reminding the public that improper use of fireworks can cause serious injuries and start fires. Plus, only firecrackers are legal on Oahu. All other fireworks are illegal in Honolulu.

If you have fireworks, you can drop them off at designated fire stations June 25-26th, July 9-10th, and July 16-17th, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. -June 25th-26th, you can head to the fire stations in Kahuku, Kailua, Kaneohe and Waimanalo.

-July 16th and 17th, you can deposit illegal fireworks at Mililani Mauka, Moanalua, Sunset Beach, and Wahiawa Fire Stations.

-July 16th and 17th, you can drop them off at Hawaii Kai, Kakaako, Kalihi Kai and McCully-Moiliili Fire Stations.

If you purchased firecrackers to celebrate this Independence Day, you can set off, ignite, and discharge them between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Be safe out there!

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