The City of Battle Creek is sending out a reminder to residents, regarding fireworks usage as we near the Fourth of July.

In a release, the city says that fireworks are only allowed to be used on the day before, day of and day after a national holiday; in this case, Monday, July 3 to Wednesday, July 5. As well, fireworks are only allowed to be used between 7a.m. and midnight on those days.

Fireworks cannot be used on public property, on school or church property, or on any park or playground. Those who violate these rules could face a fine up to $500, and citizens who have complaints about fireworks usage are encouraged to call 911.

The City would also like to remind residents that city offices will be closed July 4, and Battle Creek bus and van services will not be running either. Regular services will resume on July 5.