If you love shooting off fireworks and live in Lansing, be careful this year as Lansing has shorten the time you set off fireworks this year. According to WILX, the Lansing City Council has voted on shortening the number of days to use your fireworks from 30 to 12.

There are many reasons for the shorten time, but they mostly want to make everyone who lives in Lansing be comfortable during the holidays. Fireworks can scare pets but it can also affect people with anxiety issues and PTSD, so Lansing wants to be sure people that have some of these issues can feel safe and comfortable during the holiday.

So your new times that the local government can't restrict your use of fireworks are from 12/31 11 a.m. through 1 a.m. on New Years Day, the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m., 6/29 to 7/4 from 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. (another note is that if July 5th is a Friday or Saturday, which it is this year, you can use fireworks from 11am - 11:45pm on that day). Finally, the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day from 11 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. If you are caught shooting or using fireworks then you could get a $1,000 fine.

More on the new ordinances here.