GREENFIELD — There is no ban on personal fireworks in Hancock County, though county commissioners strongly discourage burning of any kind.
While other counties are banning fireworks displays, the Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday agreed they did not want to go against a state law that prohibits local units of government from banning fireworks during certain hours around Independence Day.
State law says local units of government cannot ban fireworks between 10 a.m. and midnight July 4 and after 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset through July 9.
“I don’t want to go against state code,” Commissioner Brad Armstrong said.
Hancock County Commissioners last week issued a burn ban for unincorporated parts of the county. Commissioner Derek Towle said it’s important in dry conditions to limit fireworks and burning entirely.
There will be no public fireworks display in the city of Greenfield Wednesday. The display has been rescheduled for Labor Day.