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Las Vegas Neon Soccer Club among groups benefitting from fireworks sales

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 21:55:58-04

With Fourth of July coming up, fireworks went on sale around the valley Tuesday.

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It is only legal to use fireworks starting Tuesday through next Monday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m.

Inspectors spent the day Tuesday making sure booths were selling so-called "safe and sane" fireworks and not ones that are aerial or exploding.

"We urge that everyone soak them in water overnight," said Amanda Wildermuth, Clark County fire inspector. "We have had fireworks that have been in water for an hour or so and then they relight after they take them out and put them in the trash."

County inspectors planned to issue 140 permits for the booths.

Las Vegas Neon Soccer Club is one of many organizations selling fireworks with their location near Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway. They're hoping to raise $10,000, the team will take a trip to California.

Their best day is typically the Fourth of July.

"Everyone waits until the last minute and at 11:59 we shut down no matter what but we're doing good so far, keeping our fingers crossed," said Ruth Best, of the Las Vegas Neon Soccer Club.

No fireworks, including those labeled safe and sane, are allowed on federal land including Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mount Charleston and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.