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The city of Iowa City is reminding residents that the use of fireworks inside city limits is illegal. Those who violate the law can be faced with a minimum $250 fine.

In 2017, the Iowa legislature prevented cities from prohibiting the sale of fireworks, but still allows counties and cities to determine their own rules and regulations regarding the use of consumer fireworks.

The city of Iowa City also let residents know how to report illegal fireworks, though residents are encouraged to speak directly with their neighbors first.

Author: Jacob Hall