The St. Louis Fire Department is cautioning St. Louis area residents against setting off fireworks this weekend.
The use of consumer fireworks is legal in Missouri, but illegal in St. Louis city and county.
“We hear them in South City, North City, the West End, downtown, they’re illegal. It’s illegal in the city of St. Louis to shoot fireworks: bottle rockets, firecrackers, sparklers, anything,” St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said.
Some surrounding counties do allow the use of consumer fireworks.