Recent Drought Could Impact Fourth Of July Safety

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 6/22/2012 11:36 pm
        Summer has just started and already Kentucky is in a state-wide drought.
       
        The dry conditions are expected to continue through the Fourth of July, which could mean trouble with fireworks.

        Lexington Fire Officials say it appears unlikely that they will ban the use of fireworks on the holiday, something municipal Fire Marshals in Kentucky do have the authority to do.

        Fire officials are urging folks to use extra caution when lighting off fireworks. They say be aware of the area you are setting them off in and water the area. They also say to try to use a container to hold bottle rockets when lighting them off.

        Experts say although fireworks can be a fire hazard, they are designed to burn out by the time the reach the ground.

        
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