Fireworks sales in S.D. begin Friday
June 24. 2014 9:34AM
The legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota begins Friday.
State law allows the purchase and discharge or fireworks from Friday until July 6, the Department of Public Safety says.
Fire Marshal Paul Merriman urges South Dakotans to follow the instructions on the fireworks they buy, avoid using them in places where a fire could start and keeping some water handy.
The department says fireworks caused 17,800 fires nationwide in 2011, the last year for which information is available.