Fireworks restrictions planned for Tippecanoe Co

Jul 15, 2013

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.

Tippecanoe County bans fireworks indefinitely

Jun 28, 2012

Dry weather is forcing Tippecanoe County to extend its restrictions on fireworks.

The commission signed a measure banning the use of those explosives indefinitely.

President Tom Murtaugh says, however, that public fireworks shows can go on.

The ban went into effect this afternoon.

State law normally allows private displays of fireworks starting June 29th, but Murtaugh says the commission is able to supersede that law with its restrictions, because it’s considered an emergency situation.

Fireworks ban extends to Purdue, WL

Jun 26, 2012

West Lafayette and Purdue are joining Lafayette in prohibiting the use of fireworks.

The move is done to prevent any fires during the current drought.

Both the university and cities also have implemented a burn ban.

The restrictions on fireworks will last through the ban or until Friday night at five. That’s when state law specifically allows the use of fireworks prior to the 4th of July holiday.

Anyone who violates the ban could face fines up to $250.

Lafayette bans fireworks

Jun 22, 2012

The arid conditions are forcing a ban on fireworks in Lafayette.

The Fire Department is forbidding their use as part of the city’s burn ban.

Officials say the move is necessary to reduce the likelihood of grass and brush fires.

The ban is in effect through Thursday, June 28th, but if the dry conditions remain, it may be extended.

Officials say if it does go longer, residents should attend public fireworks displays and avoid personal use around the Fourth of July holiday.