As we approach a holiday week, and before you start shooting off fireworks anywhere, remember that fireworks are not allowed in U.S. National Forests.

In a press release from the Huron-Manistee National Forest they say that

...fireworks pose a substantial wildfire risk and should be left at home.

This season alone forest rangers have already had to respond to 90 wildfires and 98% of them were caused by a person. This can be prevented by not bringing fireworks and by using safety tips when camping this summer.

The Huron-Manistee National Forest recommends:

  • Making sure all cigarettes, cigars, etc are completely put out when not in use
  • Make sure lighting and heating devices are cool before refueling
  • Properly install and maintain spark arresting devices on all internal combustion engines, including in ATVs and motorcycles.

Get more tips here.

Other national forests in Michigan are Hiawatha National Forest and Ottawa National Forest.

And whether you're planning on visiting a forest or not this holiday season, brush up on the new firework laws in Michigan and when you can and cannot set them off.