The Fourth of July holiday is just a week away, but local citizens are reminded that celebrations on city property cannot include fireworks.

“On city property they’re all banned,” City Administrator Danny Parker said.

All types of fireworks are prohibited on any and all city-owned properties, including local parks and cemeteries, the airport and the Lake Cooper area. Those who use fireworks where it is prohibited will be subject to fines and penalties.

“As bad as the water situation is right now, we can’t have it,” said Sgt. Miranda Wright of the Olney Police Department. “Citations can be issued for violation of city ordinance.”

The regulations in the remaining areas of the county, however, are less strict. 

In fact, unless circumstances change and require emergency actions, Young County Judge John Bullock says there will be no restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the county.