Denton Fire Department Reminds Residents Fireworks are Illegal

Denton, TXThe Denton Fire Department would like to remind you that it is illegal to buy, sell, use, or possess fireworks in the city limits of Denton or within 5000 ft. of Denton City Limits. Offenders will be fined up to $2,000 and fireworks will be confiscated.

If you live where fireworks are permissible, here are some safety tips, when it comes to buying, using, or enjoying your fireworks:

  • Always buy from an established retail outlet.

  • Never make your own fireworks, and be on the lookout for those experimenting with homemade fireworks.

  • Always read and follow the directions on the label.

  • Light fireworks away from homes.

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby.

  • The person discharging the fireworks should wear eye protection and never have any part of their body over a firework.

  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

  • Light only one firework at a time-and never re-light a "dud" firework.

  • Never discharge fireworks in metal or glass containers, and do not carry them in your pocket.

  • Be sure to have a responsible adult in charge.

  • Never allow children to play with fireworks.

To find out if fireworks are permissible in your area, visit and click on “Fire Prevention” for a fireworks boundary map.

Contact: Battalion Chief David Boots , (940) 349-8833,

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