The Cedar Park Fire Department last week issued a reminder to area residents that fireworks are illegal within the city limits and the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction.
“The reason we have zero tolerance with fireworks is that we’ve seen serious injuries and property damage from them,” said Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger in a written statement. “What starts out as a good time can easily end in a tragedy and ruin the holiday season.”
It is illegal to possess fireworks within 5,000 feet of city limits without a special permit, punishable by a $189 fine. People in any area served by the Cedar Park Fire Department are also prohibited from possessing fireworks.