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I want to display fireworks in my back yard. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?
Yes. Any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground or shoots projectiles into the air, is illegal to possess in Virginia. These devices include firecrackers, roman candles, pop bottle rockets, as well as shell devices used at public displays. Although it is fairly easy to obtain these items by going across state lines, possession and use of these devices is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia. Depending on the classification of the device, federal explosives charges could also be imposed for interstate transport. The Fire Marshal's Office recommends that only fireworks sold at retail stands in Loudoun County be used. They may not be used on public property, including streets and roads. These fireworks have been tested to ensure they are suitable for consumers and are on an approved list maintained by the Fire Marshal's Office.

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1. May I burn my leaves and brush pile?
2. I am hosting an event and am planning to put up a tent. Are there requirements I must follow?
3. I want to display fireworks in my back yard. Are certain fireworks illegal to possess?
4. I live in an apartment and I was told I cannot grill on my balcony. Is there a regulation prohibiting this?
5. I use my propane grill outside and away from the apartment building. Can I store my propane in my apartment or on the deck during the winter?

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