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Ground-to-Air Fireworks Now Available in West Virginia

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West Virginians will have access to a greater variety of fireworks under a law that debuts this week.

The law that goes into effect Wednesday allows for the use of some aerial fireworks. Those can be sold by businesses licensed by the state fire marshal and include rockets and artillery shells. Customers must be 18 and have a valid state identification.

In the past, residents had to travel out-of-state to obtain such fireworks.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill into law earlier this year expanding the type of fireworks allowed.

Municipalities can regulate the use of consumer fireworks within their boundaries.


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