“Skyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins” are out for Fourth of July in Canyon Lake.
Comal County is under extreme drought conditions and county commissioners aren’t taking chances with fireworks that explode in the air, potentially sparking wildfires.
On June 14 they adopted an order restricting the use of these fireworks in the county’s unincorporated areas.
Skyrockets and missiles are not legal for sale, detonation or ignition.
“We don’t want to limit what can be sold or used during upcoming celebrations,” said Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde.
“Due to the extreme drought and severe fire danger the county is experiencing and for the safety of our citizens and their property, we are restricting the sale and use of rockets with sticks and missiles with fins until the drought conditions no longer exist,” he said.
Anyone who knowingly or intentionally violates the county’s order faces a Class C Misdemeanor charge.
The order remains in effect until the Texas Forest Service decides drought conditions no longer exist in the county.
Without a permit, the possession or use of any kind of firework is illegal inside the city limits of New Braunfels.