With the Fourth of July right around the corner, Abilene city officials are reminding residents that fireworks are not permitted within the city or in Taylor County.

If you are reporting a violation, police urge you to call the non-emergency number.

If someone is making homemade fireworks, call 9-1-1.

Fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Abilene. If you live in the outside areas, contact your local police or fire department’s non-emergency number.

Those in violation could be fined up to $500.

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