28 firecracker permits sold on Oahu for July 4th holiday

Published  6:34 PM HST Jun 29, 2012
HONOLULU -

Firecrackers went on sale Friday for the Independence Day holiday next Wednesday. But, only 28 permits were sold on Oahu, according to city officials.

The deadline to buy a firecracker permit for Independence Day was last week Friday.

A $25 permit allows the purchase of up to 5,000 firecrackers.  That means there can only be a grand total of 140,000 legal firecrackers set off next Wednesday.

Here's a look at the number of permits sold each year for the Independence Day holiday:

2012 - 28 permits sold

2011 - 95 permits sold

2010 - 174 permits sold

2009 - 119 permits sold

2008 - 154 permits sold

The city's ban on most fireworks went into effect in January of 2011.

You can purchase a permit for firecrackers for the next New Year's celebrations until December 21.

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