Bozeman Police and fire officials announced Monday the city won't follow the county's lead and ban fireworks surrounding the 4th of July
"Certain types of fireworks are legal. But you know, maybe this is the year, in respect of our neighbors and respect of our community and respect of safety, that we choose not to celebrate to the same degree that sometimes we do," said Bozeman Police Chief Ron Price.
Under city law, fireworks can be set off on July 3rd, 4th and 5th.
But dry conditions have fire and police officials hoping folks might tone down their celebrations and using extra caution.
"We just want to make everybody even more aware this year because the conditions are dryer then they have been in the last couple years," said acting Bozeman Fire Chief Greg Megaard.
Last week county leaders banned fireworks outside of the 4th of July holiday. They're hoping larger groups of people will lead to better supervised firework activity.
"We also recognize that it's a time when families get together and there seems to be a lot more people around when the fireworks are set off and for that reason we felt that the 4th of July would be an appropriate day to have the fireworks," said Gallatin County Commissioner Steve White.
And with fireworks stands up for more than a week, officials are hoping people can resist the temptation to fire them off.
The police department says they're receiving upwards of 75 calls a night with complaints about fireworks.