Roseville Fire officials are asking residents to be cautious this year so Fourth of July revelry doesn’t result in injury or property damage.
In past years, fire crews have responded to multiple building, grass, and rubbish fires over the holiday. Most were caused by fireworks that were not properly extinguished. Non-explosive and non-aerial fireworks are permitted in Roseville, but fireworks may not be used on public property.
“There are simple things people can do to keep everyone safe and minimize fire risk,” said Assistant Fire Chief Neil Sjostrom. “We have not seen much moisture this summer so using caution with fireworks, even the legal style for Minnesota, will be critically important to prevent fires.”
Sjostrom also urges residents to stay hydrated and avoid over-exertion on these hot days to avoid medical emergencies.