Terre Haute Fire Department prepares to inspect firework sellers ahead of July 4th

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – It’s almost time for Independence Day, which means fireworks and many of them.

As July 4th gets closer, residents will likely see pop-up stands in many parts of the area. But before the fun begins, the Terre Haute Fire Department will be inspecting those stands, making sure they’re safe for buyers.

According to Fire Chief Jeff Fisher, all pop-up stands and stores that sell fireworks are required to get permits from the state.

He also says that fireworks cannot be sold unless stores and pop-up stands meet the mark.

“We’re looking for the packages — making sure they’re packaged correctly, the size of the fireworks, and the exit signs and the fire extinguishers. All those fire safety measures need to be in place. Especially with the pop-up tents,” Chief Fisher said.

The Terre Haute Fire Department is set to start inspections in the next two weeks as stands open.

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