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HECO Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

December 31, 2017, 10:15 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 10:38 AM
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The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety during New Year celebrations.

As tens of thousands of residents plan to ring in 2018 with fireworks, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light would like to urge caution and offer these safety tips:

  • Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of overhead power lines.
  • Do not string fireworks on utility poles.
  • Ensure a 10-foot clearance from power lines when using ladders or other tools to string
    fireworks.
  • If an object should become tangled in an overhead power line, don’t try to free it. Call the HECO trouble line.

TROUBLE LINE NUMBERS

Hawaiʻi Island: (808) 969-6666
Maui: (808) 871-7777
Lānaʻi or Molokaʻi: toll free at 1-877-871-8461
O‘ahu: 1-855-304-1212

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