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Safe zone for fireworks set up today

July 2, 2012
The Alpena News

Wednesday's Alpena fireworks will be launched near the water treatment plant and can be viewed from Starlite Beach, Mich-e-ke-wis Park, Blair Street Park, Thomson Park, Bay View Park, the city marina, as well as other locations in the City of Alpena. The new pavilion and rest rooms at Starlite Beach will be accessible during the fireworks display. However, the street and parking areas between Starlite Beach and Mich-e-ke-wis will be close to spectators and traffic.

Beginning at 12 p.m. today and until the end of the fireworks show, the city will enforce a perimeter around the fireworks site that will be clearly marked. Everyone is asked to stay out of the marked off area for their own safety and to allow a safe working area for the fireworks company.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display may be postponed and rescheduled for Thursday. In the event of cancellation, the sites noted above will be notified, as well as the media. Do not call 911 for this information, as 911 is to be used only for emergency purposes.

Michigan's new fireworks law enables consumers to purchase powerful fireworks; however, it also prohibits the use of such fireworks on public property. Alpena police and fire officials urge residents to refrain from igniting fireworks in the park and street areas near the show.



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