The Minden Hills Fire Department suggests caution if you plan to use fireworks over the long weekend.

Lighting fireworks is not recommended by the fire department, but Fire Chief Doug Schell says if you do use them, be safe.

Schell also says one the fireworks are done, dip them in water to make sure they are completely extinguished.

He also reminds residents that if fireworks you discharge end up causing a brush fire and you are deemed responsible, fines are a minimum $450.