Durant Fire Marshal Lisa Jackson says she is very proud of Durant, as there have been no serious injuries or fires due to fireworks in the past, but she stresses that people should not relax their safety requirements
“People do need to remember that fireworks are a small explosive and adult supervision is really, really needed,” Jackson said. “Be very cautious with your youth. Make sure you supervise them, make sure they understand what fireworks are and what they can cause.”
Jackson also said Durant and the surrounding areas are starting to dry out, and people should be sure to stay away from dry vegetation.
Jackson said fireworks should be set off on a flat surface, kept a decent distance from structures, they should be kept away from any combustible items and a bucket of water should be nearby as a precaution.
The selling of fireworks within city limits is allowed to start today, and fireworks can be discharged within Durant city limits from 5 a.m. on July 4 until midnight. It is illegal to discharge fireworks within 500 feet of any location that sales fireworks.
If people do not feel safe enough to set off their own fireworks, they are welcome to attend a fireworks display. The Choctaw Nation will have a firework show at 9:30 p.m on July 4.