AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Independence Day is right around the corner; that means a lot of celebrations will be happening over the next few days.
As always, safety is the top priority and law enforcement officials are urging everyone to exercise caution when using fireworks in celebration of the upcoming holiday.
"As always you don't want to use fireworks where there are other flammable items. You certainly don't want to use them in areas that are are dry. Many of them are age appropriate, so you want to make sure that small children are not handling fireworks that they are not capable of, " says Auburn Police Chief Paul Register.
Register says that the same rules apply for outdoor grilling.
It is illegal to shoot fireworks inside of the Auburn and Opelika city limits, but the cities will provide a fireworks display.