Air Pollution Control District Issues Independence Day Fireworks Advisory

July 2, 2019

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is reminding you that it is illegal in Louisville Metro to shoot off airborne and/or exploding fireworks in your yard or neighborhood.

"Excessive smoke from firework displays can impact people who are suffering from breathing ailments like asthma, emphysema, and COPD." said APCD Director Keith Talley Sr. "So please consider your neighbors before you light that fuse."

While professional shows – such as the Waterfront Park fireworks show on Thursday – are permissible, trying to replicate that experience for your family and friends at your home is against the law and may harm lives and property.