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Officials warn residents about late night fireworks

Officials are warning residents about setting fireworks off late at night. (Source: WALB) Officials are warning residents about setting fireworks off late at night. (Source: WALB)
A lot of people have been lighting up fireworks late at night lately, but that's illegal. (Source: WALB) A lot of people have been lighting up fireworks late at night lately, but that's illegal. (Source: WALB)
Lt. William Dowdell (Source: WALB) Lt. William Dowdell (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A lot of people have been lighting up fireworks late at night lately, but that's illegal.

July 3rd and 4th and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are the only times people can legally shoot exploding fireworks after 9 p.m.

"If you get caught after 9 p.m., a couple things could happen, you could be given a warning the first time around of you could be arrested for the first incident," said Lt. William Dowdell with the Albany Police Department.

 A new law that went into effect July 1st lists legal fireworks times as between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. most of the year.

The deadline goes to midnight on those two days around Independence day and 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve.

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