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Reminder: Fireworks are PROHIBITED in BMLC

A reminder on PA’s fireworks law from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.
PLEASE consider your neighbors, VETERANS and PETS.

We want you all to have a fun and safe summer, but we also want to make sure people are being respectful to their neighbors as well. Fireworks upset neighbors who may be trying to sleep, veterans and others with PTSD, and pets with anxiety.

Call 911 to report complaints of fireworks, along with the location/address and person who is igniting the fireworks (if known).

The SARPD is aware that this is an issue and people found setting off fireworks illegally will be cited. Consumer fireworks cannot be used within 150 feet of any occupied structure, in the street, on the sidewalk or on Public Property.

Please also check with your local municipality for any firework ordinances.  FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED IN BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE!

NOTE – For violations, you will be arrested for violation of 72 Pa. C.S.A. 940, Pennsylvania’s fireworks law and face fines up to $100.  Anyone found discharging fireworks in Blue Mountain Lake will be cited and a fine assessed to your BML account in the amount of $300.00 (first offense).

The law is pretty clear.

What are the restrictions on fireworks and where they can be used?
• They cannot be ignited or discharged on public or private property without express permission of the property owner.

  • They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
  • They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.

• They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.