While fireworks may be the first thing to come to mind during the Fourth of July, Madison ordinance strictly prohibits certain kinds of pyrotechnics within its city limits.
Travis Knight, manager at Cornellier Fireworks Tent in Fitchburg, has been selling fireworks for nearly a decade and knows the rules when it comes to pyrotechnics in Madison.
"I've liked fireworks since I was a young boy, so it was just a natural fit," he said. "Now I'm older, and I still love fireworks."
Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez explained that nearly all fireworks are prohibited within city limits.
"It's illegal if it goes up in the air or has a fuse," Galvez said.
Only sparklers, snakes, caps and party poppers are allowed for use within Madison. Knight is required to sell his stock on the edge of town in neighboring suburbs, where firework regulations aren't as stringent.