Many Complain That Fireworks Last Long Past Holiday, and Curfew - WSPA.com

Many Complain That Fireworks Last Long Past Holiday, and Curfew

Posted: Updated:

Just days after the 4th of July holiday, many people have complained about hearing fireworks in their neighborhood around the clock.
 
Some people said it may be because of the constant rain and others said because they've had to work through the week but the fireworks still continue. Viewers asked 7 On Your Side to look into the laws in different cities and what they can do to report people setting them off after hours.
 
Gina Boyd contacted 7 On Your Side and told her story about how she works with an Upstate rescue for greyhound dogs. Boyd said some of the dogs don't like the fireworks and become terrified as they continue for hours.

"I've had a dog I've pet sat before, who's feet would shake so bad you could feel her nails tapping," said Boyd.

She explained fireworks are great fun and are fine if they stop around nine or ten at night.
 
7 On Your Side asked law enforcement in cities and counties across the Upstate, what are the noise ordinances in certain places and how can people report someone making noise.
 Spartanburg Public Safety said they've received hundreds of complaints but in most cities including Spartanburg, fireworks are not allowed.

Officers said this is the reason many cities hold public shows. In the city people and buildings are closer together and there is a greater risk something might catch on fire.

"The officers respond on the scene and usually there's a young person and we confiscate the fireworks and we turn them in," said Captain Art Littlejohn of Spartanburg Public Safety.
They've taken a lot of fireworks from first time offenders but if they're called back, officers said they may fine you or you may face jail time.
 
Many county ordinances are not as strict when it comes to setting off fireworks. In most counties you can set them off as long as you're not bothering your neighbors and it ends before your ordinance asks you to stop making noise deputies said. 
 
Officials ask that you call the non emergency number of your local law enforcement office if the noise is getting too loud.
 
In Greer, Boyd found out her city ordinance doesn't allow fireworks. She wants others to have fun but be courteous.

" I don't want to tell anyone they can't have fun but be considerate of your neighbors, the area and be considerate of people who may have children or have to work," said Boyd.
 
In Spartanburg County the non emergency number is 864 596-2222..
In Greenville County 864 271-5210
In City of Spartanburg 864 596-2076
City of Greenville 864 467-5333
  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Pedestrian Dead After Deputy Involved Wreck In Greenville Co.

    Pedestrian Dead After Deputy Involved Wreck In Greenville Co.

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:10:52 GMT
    Investigators say the man was crossing the road when he walked in front of a car at Augusta Road and Old Augusta Road near Interstate 85 around 5:30 a.m. The victim was killed after being hit by several vehicles, including a deputy's.
    Investigators say the man was crossing the road when he walked in front of a car at Augusta Road and Old Augusta Road near Interstate 85 around 5:30 a.m. The victim was killed after being hit by several vehicles, including a deputy's.
  • Reward Offered For Greer Firearms Theft

    Reward Offered For Greer Firearms Theft

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:01:09 GMT
    The ATF is joining other organizations in offering a reward to help solve a firearms theft in Greer in July. Photo Courtesy Greer PDThe ATF is joining other organizations in offering a reward to help solve a firearms theft in Greer in July. Photo Courtesy Greer PD

    The ATF is joining other organizations in offering a reward to help solve a firearms theft in Greer in July.

    The ATF is joining other organizations in offering a reward to help solve a firearms theft in Greer in July.

  • Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:11:26 GMT
    Alton PaytonAlton Payton

    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Public Safety Director Robin Morse says Alton Payton, 84, will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to real property.

    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Public Safety Director Robin Morse says Alton Payton, 84, will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to real property.

Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.