Setting off fireworks is illegal in most of the state
ANCHORAGE - As midnight approaches, those eager to mark the end of 2013 with a flurry of firecrackers and bottle rockets are being told “no.”
Fireworks are illegal almost statewide and it could cost you $300 if you decide to light the fuse.
When it comes to reporting firework usage, police say don’t call 911. Call the non-emergency dispatch.
Officers will get there when they can, depending on how many calls they’re responding to.
“Unfortunately when we get there, usually the fireworks have already been used and the people scatter,” said Annita Shell with Anchorage Police Department. “But we have seized some fireworks and we do issue some citations. It’s not very often, but we just want to head that off in the beginning.”
Fireworks are legal in the Mat-Su Borough on New Year’s Eve between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. except in Palmer, where the window is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.