Corbin city officials have canceled 4th of July fireworks

A southern Kentucky community is joining the ranks of city-wide fireworks bans, all due to the extremely dry conditions.
And the announcement has generated mixed emotions from the people of Corbin.

The city of Corbin decided today, that the arid, crispy conditions are just too much.

"Most people wondered why we had not banned it already. We were going to hold off until Monday, but we decided today, since there's no outlook for rain, to go ahead and cancel it. So people can make other plans if they need to," said Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald.

"I'm telling you if you throw a sparkler in some of these peoples back yards, they're gonna have fires on the fourth, because their yards are gonna burn, their yards are too dry.
It is just flat too dangerous and I'm glad this is going on. So I can get out of trouble with all these people that I have invited to my fireworks," said Corbin resident Daron Steele.

While The ban doesnt prevent firework stands from selling to people, it will hopefully keep individuals from shooting them off while the ban is in effect.

"We're just looking out for the citizens of Corbin, that's my job," said Chief McDonald.

The city plans to use their fireworks supply for the beginning of the annual NIBROC festival.


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