In response to several calls to his office regarding firework safety and related laws, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman outlined precautions ahead of the July 4 holiday in a June 29 news release.

According to the release, fireworks are legal in unincorporated areas of Harris County, such as Spring and Cypress. As such, the constable's office has added additional patrol deputies ahead of the July 4 holiday to assist in handling an anticipated increase in fireworks disturbance calls. According to the release, if called the constable's office will dispatch deputies to the location to evaluate the situation.

Additionally, the constable's office has partnered with the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office this year, as in years past, to remind residents to read and follow the directions and warning labels on the packaging when igniting fireworks. The fire marshal's office also encourages residents to consider glow sticks and silly string as safer alternatives to fireworks.

For those who prefer to view scheduled fireworks displays from a distance, a professional firework display will take place July 4 at 8:40 p.m. at the Gleannloch Farms Sports Complex located at 19828 Gleannbury Pointe Drive, Spring.

Throughout July 4 celebrations, residents are reminded to maintain social distance, wear masks and frequently wash their hands to curb the spread of COVID-19. For more information about fireworks safety and related laws in Harris County, click here.