As the fourth of July approaches we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to shoot fireworks inside the city limits of Longview. A citation for this can be fined up to $2000.Also, in order to make sure everyone has a safe and fun Fourth of July, please be responsible with any outdoor cooking. With the hot temperatures and dry conditions, debris from a bar-b-cue pit could start a fire that can quickly grow out of control. A person may be held liable if their fire damages property that belongs to another.Citizens are encouraged to limit alcohol consumption as this could lead to dehydration. It is recommended that at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water should be consumed daily and that amount should be increased if exposure to the heat is increased. Stay safe and have a happy Fourth of July.