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Authorities Prohibited from Confiscating Unopened Fireworks Packages

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - As the Fourth of July approached, the Corpus Christi Police and Fire departments are letting residents know they are prohibited from confiscating unopened packages of fireworks; but if you set them off in city limits, you could face a heft fine.

Authorities cannot confiscate them from you if the packages are still sealed and unopened. Fireworks must also be either in the trunk or in the last row of seats in a vehicle after you buy them; but remember, fireworks are not allowed to be discharged within city limits or you will face a hefty fine.

"You could be fined up to $2,000 per package of fireworks, or if the fireworks happened to be open, it's $2,000 per firework," said Captain James Brown of the Corpus Christi Fire Department.

Captain Brown said that if you plan to discharge fireworks, it must be at least 5,000 feet outside city limits.
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