The Key West Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind the community to stay safe this 4th of July.
Public fireworks displays are not allowed within the City of Key West's boundaries unless the Key West Fire Department permits them.
The City's Code of Ordinances stipulates that a state-licensed pyrotechnician shall handle permitted fireworks.
Key West has a large number of old wooden structures, and illegal fireworks pose a threat of fire as well as injury.
KWFD Interim Fire Marshal Jason Barroso's primary concern "is that everyone remains safe while celebrating this year's 4th of July holiday."
The Rotary Club of Key West will have its annual approved and permitted fireworks display on the 4th of July at the Edward B Knight Pier.