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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in National Parks

Fireworks Prohibited
Fireworks Prohibited
NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

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News Release Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Fireworks are prohibited in national parks, including the Fourth of July, according to federal law. 

Visitors will notice 'Fireworks Prohibited' signs posted near the entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and are reminded that fireworks are not permitted in any national park. 

"Our priorities as stewards for public lands are to keep the public and our natural, cultural, and historical resources safe," said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. "We wish everyone a safe and healthy Independence Day."

Did You Know?

Skylight reveals lava flowing to the ocean.

Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.