Shooting Fireworks: Some Arkansas Cities Allow Them, Others Don't

Shooting Fireworks: Some Arkansas Cities Allow Them, Others Don't

Check our list of cities in Central Arkansas where you can or cannot shoot fireworks for the 4th.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Fireworks stands are doing a brisk business across the state as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the 4th of July with pyrotechnics.

We've checked with officials in the following cities across Central Arkansas to find out if they will allow shooting off of fireworks:
  • Little Rock - NO
  • North Little Rock - NO
  • Maumelle - YES (4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ONLY on July 4)
  • Conway - NO
  • Pine Bluff - NO
  • Hot Springs - NO
  • Lonoke - YES
  • Russellville - YES
  • Malvern - NO
  • Searcy - NO
  • Benton - YES ( on July 3, 4, & 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
For other cities, call your local city hall or police department.

Fireworks on all National Forests prohibited
HOT SPRINGS, AR (News Release) - Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests supervisors are reminding visitors and campers that using fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forests and grasslands.

Violators can be subject to a citation and fine with a maximum penalty of $5,000 or up to six months in jail. Anyone who starts a wildfire can be held liable for suppression costs, which can be substantial, often running into hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

"A fire caused by using fireworks has the potential to put the lives and property of others in danger," said Tim Holt, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest safety officer.

Another fire danger in the forest is unattended fires, which can smolder for long periods of time before igniting and actually become a wildfire when they escape the fire ring. Campers and visitors need to take the time to properly extinguish their campfires by using water to douse and stir the fire until no heat can be felt.

"We want you to join us outdoors on the National Forests during the Fourth of July season," Holt said. "But leave your fireworks behind and keep campfire safety in mind."
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