Fire marshal urges fireworks safety

NORFOLK - Fireworks are now legal in Norfolk from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. through July 3rd, and from 8 a.m. until midnight on July 4th. No fireworks may be shot off in the city after midnight on July 4th without a special permit.  City Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel says it is important to remember that all fireworks – even the very small pieces – are explosives, and need to be handled safely.  Zwiebel also says if a piece of fireworks fails to go off properly, just dispose of it – don’t try to relight it.  And he reminds residents to always have a bucket of water or garden hose close by when lighting fireworks.