- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - South Charleston City Council members have restricted the use of fireworks in the city.

Local news organizations report that council members adopted an ordinance on Thursday that specifies when fireworks can be used.

According to the ordinance, citizens will be allowed to use fireworks on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July until 10 p.m. They will also be allowed to set off the fireworks until 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. The ordinance will require fireworks to be set off at least 100 feet from any structure.

Mayor Frank Mullens praised the ordinance, calling it a “good piece of legislation.”

The new law takes effect immediately.

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