by K2 News Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
On a day known for celebrating with firecrackers and other pyrotechnics, officials are reminding the public that fireworks are illegal in some parts of Wyoming.
In Casper, it is illegal to set off fireworks unless for public display with a required permit. If caught using fireworks, you could be fined $1,000 or spend 30 days in jail. Fireworks are also illegal within the city limits of Cheyenne and Riverton. Both cities can impose fines on residents that use fireworks. Fireworks are banned on all Bureau of Land Management lands.
Fireworks are legal to use in Lander, however. Residents there can set off fireworks until midnight tonight.
Across Wyoming, several fire restrictions also remain in effect for the Fourth of July. In both Natrona County and the Medicine Bow National Forest, fires are only allowed within designated fire pits at campsites. In Natrona County, smoking is only allowed vehicles, buildings, or other areas devoid of flammable materials.