Bringing fireworks from other states into Iowa for the Fourth of July is a tradition for many residents of the state. But Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Jim Saunders says it’s still illegal to shoot off those fireworks. He says the only legal items that can be used in Iowa are sparklers on wires, flitter sparklers in paper tubes that are less than an eighth of an inch in diameter, toy snakes and caps used in cap pistols. While extra state troopers are out looking for traffic violations, Saunders says they don’t have any special fireworks border patrols. He says law enforcement throughout Iowa typically deals with situations as they arise and there aren’t any special enforcement operations by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
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