Fireworks can be a booming business this time of the year. But dry weather does pose a greater risk for danger.
“I would advise people to keep a bucket of water around or a hose if you’re going to be setting off anything, with the winds and dry conditions,” said Mike Dean, a vendor for Indiana based USA Fireworks set up in Liberty.
Casey County is among 70 Kentucky counties to issue a burn ban.
“It includes any outdoor burning, any fires outdoors…we don’t allow those,” said Casey County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright.
Casey County officials say that as of now the burn ban does not include fireworks. Grilling out is also still OK. But if the dry spell continues through the weekend, they may re-assess that call next week.
“I don’t see banning fireworks at this time. I’ve talked to the sheriff and emergency manager, I don’t think we’ll do that but it is a possibility,” said Wright.
Yet fireworks vendors are still quick to point out advice to people hoping to light up the night….but nothing else.
“A lot of the precautions on the side of the boxes are there for a reason. Use a hard level surface for the some of the larger fireworks, so they don’t tip over. They have a lot of impact when they take off,” said Dean.
Casey County also has a public display set for next Wednesday that as of now..is still a go.
“We have an area that we’re going to take our fire truck and wet the area down real good before we set off the fireworks,” said Wright.
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