Ringing in the new year with firecrackers? Check out these safet - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Ringing in the new year with firecrackers? Check out these safety tips

(Image: Hawaii News Now/file) (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric Light Companies are offering fireworks safety tips to help residents ring in the new year safely:

  • Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of power lines.
  • Do not attach fireworks to utility poles.
  • Keep a 10-foot clearance from power lines while stringing fireworks.
  • If something becomes tangled in a power line, do not try to free it.  Call your island's trouble line:
    •      Oahu: 1-855-304-1212    
    •      Maui: 808-871-7777
    •      Lanai and Molokai: 1-877-871-8461
    •      Hawaii Island: 808-969-6666

Copyright 2017 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly