- Associated Press - Sunday, June 26, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Bismarck police are reminding party people ahead of the Fourth of July holiday that possessing or shooting off fireworks within the city is forbidden.

Authorities say violators can be charged with a misdemeanor that’s punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Police say anything that has to be ignited isn’t legal in Bismarck.

But they say caps for a cap gun aren’t banned in the city.

Officials say fireworks are hazardous and can result in injuries ranging from burned fingers to vision loss. Bismarck police want people to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July celebration.

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