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City reminds residents of fire code in light of upcoming holiday

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The City of San Marcos released a press release Monday reminding residents that private fireworks are prohibited in and around San Marcos city limits in preparation for July 4.

The City Fire Code strictly prohibits the sale, possession, storage, discharge or offer for sale of fireworks in San Marcos city limits or within 5,000 feet of the city limits.

The penalty for violating the ordinance which is part of the fire safety code, includes a fine of up to $2,000.

City Marshal Ken Bell and the San Marcos Police Department will be monitoring the city for violations during the holiday and will not hesitate to enforce the code.

San Marcos residents may attend the annual public SummerFest fireworks show to celebrate the 4th of July. The 36th annual SummerFest begins at 6 p.m. Monday, July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park. This is a kid-friendly, free event which will feature live music, food booths, children’s costume competition and a parade.

Free parking for SummerFest will be available at the San Marcos Activity Center and Texas State University Strahan Coliseum parking lot.

To report illegal fireworks in San Marcos, call the non-emergency police department number at 512-753-2108.