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Fireworks ordinances can result in fines

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF NEWS) -- People celebrating the fourth of July with a personal fireworks display could face finds if they are in violation of local ordinances.

In the city limits of Myrtle Beach it's illegal to use fireworks within city limits. This ordinance only applies to the city limits and beaches. In Horry County, in areas that are unincorporated there is no law against personal fireworks displays.

In Surfside Beach, today is the only day of the year in which you are allowed to fire your own fireworks. "Our council wrote it into the ordinance that you are allowed to shoot fireworks only on the beach from the high tide watermark out during the 4th of July" said Surfside Beach chief of police Andy Christenson. The special fireworks ordinance is only in effect on July 4th until midnight.

The city of Surfside Beach will put on a fireworks show of its own tonight at 9:30 p.m. Noise ordinances take effect at 11 p.m. tonight and Horry county residents who shoot off fireworks past that time could be fined.

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