Fireworks Start Fire In Rural Saline County
KSAL Staff - Thu 10:42 AM 06/28/2012
Fireworks start a fire in rural Saline County late Wednesday night.
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says that rural firefighters were called at around 10:45 in the evening to the report of a fire in a field in the area of Magnolia and Holmes Road.
According to the sheriff, the fire was in a stubble field in 2500 block of South Holmes Road. It was started by someone illegally discharging fireworks from the road.
Firefighters were able to get the fire out quickly before it caused any damage.
Kochanowski says that deputies are going to be vigorously enforcing fireworks violations, and will have a zero-tolerance policy.
In Saline County, fireworks are currently on sale, and can be discharged, through July 5th. They can only be discharged on private property, with the property-owners permission, between the hours of 8 AM and midnight.
In the city of Salina, fireworks are on sale through July 4th. They can only be discharged on July 3rd and July 4th between 8 AM and 11 PM. Fireworks may be discharged on personal property only. Fireworks may not be discharged within 100 feet of any hospital, infirmary, nursing home, or assisted living facility.