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Fireworks restrictions planned for Tippecanoe Co

The Tippecanoe County Commission will consider restrictions on when people may set off fireworks.

Commissioner Tom Murtaugh says he’s been hearing complaints from residents living outside the Lafayette and West Lafayette city limits. He says those are about noise and fireworks landing in people’s yards.

Murtaugh says the proposal will be similar to the two cities, which prohibit fireworks except for a few days before and after the 4th of July and on New Year’s Eve. Those times are set aside as allowable by state law.

Penny Mann says she’s had fireworks land on the roof of her house. She and her neighbors say they don’t want to get rid of fireworks completely, but some rules need to be set.

The county commission is expected to consider an ordinance next month.