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Town of Lee Fireworks Ordinance states: “3. Class “C” Permissible fireworks as established for sale to the general public in the State of New Hampshire and authorized by the Commissioner of Safety may be displayed within the town in accordance with State of New Hampshire RSA 160-C. No special permit from the fire department is necessary. The display of permissible fireworks shall be performed in a manner that does not create an unsafe condition.”

Fireworks by the numbers
  • In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage.
  • In 2012, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,700 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2012 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 31% were to the head.
  • The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people ages 15-24, followed by children under 10.
  • On Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.
Source: NFPA’s Fireworks report, by John R. Hall, Jr., June 2013
Source: NFPA’s Fireworks Fact Sheet, Fire Analysis and Research Division, June 2014


The Lee Fire & Rescue Department and the Lee Police Department reminds everyone to be safe while using Class “C” fireworks and we would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July.


Town of Lee, New Hampshire
7 Mast Road, Lee, NH 03861 Phone (603) 659-5414
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