Because of the lack of rain and dangerously dry conditions, all open fires, including bonfires, outdoor rubbish fires and recreational fires, are prohibited until further notice (this does not include BBQs).
In light of the dry conditions plaguing our area, the Liberty Fire Department urges residents to exercise good judgment and extreme caution if they choose to set off fireworks.
-- The discharge of aerial fireworks from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is lawful on July 3 through July 4 on single-family residence tracts three (3) acres or larger. Aerial fireworks are defined as those that, when ignited, are intended to reach over six (6) feet in height.
-- The discharge of non-aerial fireworks from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is lawful July 3 through July 4. Non-aerial fireworks are defined as those that, when ignited, are not intended to reach six (6) feet in height.
Anyone caught violating these laws is subject to up to a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
Although the use of fireworks is still permitted within the restrictions noted above, the Fire Department strongly encourages citizens to forgo the use of fireworks during these extreme dry conditions and instead enjoy the professional fireworks on the Fourth of July provided by the Liberty4thFest at William Jewell College’s Greene Stadium.