Fireworks still illegal in West Virginia

The Fourth of July is next week, and officials are sending the reminder taht fireworks are prohibited in West Virginia. That includes not only the sale of them, but also possession and use. Prohibited fireworks include Roman candles, firecrackers, torpedoes and skyrockets, according to the state fire code. Sparklers and novelty items like glow worms, party poppers and snappers are okay. There was a bill before state lawmakers this year that would have legalized fireworks with a ten percent safety fee, but that died in committee.