Memorial Day is an American federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May.

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It is a day of remembrance that honors the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

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If you're planning on celebrating Memorial Day with fireworks in Michigan, here's what you need to know.

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Michigan's Fireworks Law for Memorial Day

Before you start lighting off fireworks this weekend you should know what the laws are in Michigan.

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Michigan law allows fireworks to be used from 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day.

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Where Can Fireworks Be Lit?

Fireworks can only be lit on personal property by people who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Public property, including streets and sidewalks, school property, or church property, are off limits

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It is illegal to light fireworks on someone else's property without permission

Can You Get In Trouble For Damage Caused By Fireworks?

If fireworks cause property damage, injure someone, or kill someone, the person who lit the firework could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and violating firework laws could lead to time in prison and fines up to $10,000

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Fireworks Safety Precautions You Should Follow

If you're setting off fireworks for this Memorial Day weekend or any other time of the year these are safety precautions you should follow.

  • Always read and follow the instructions on the fireworks packaging

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  • never point fireworks at people, animals, or buildings

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  • Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of fire
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  • only use fireworks in an open, outdoor area with plenty of space
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  • keep children and pets away from the fireworks
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If you're looking for some places to watch fireworks in Michigan here are a few options.

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