Burn Bans Expected to Slow Fireworks Sales

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Burn bans don’t usually affect fireworks sales much but when it gets so hot and dry that setting off personal fireworks gets prohibited, that’s when firework stand owners start to sweat.

In recent days, several counties and cities have issued burn bans and firework bans (burn bans usually only address open flame burning). Cities such as Fayetteville, Farmington and Bentonville have prohibited residents from shooting off fireworks in the city limits until further notice.

As the status of each municipality’s stance on fireworks in city limits changes as conditions deteriorate, residents are advised to check with city officials before lighting fireworks. Counties such as Washington County have also issued similar bans.

“As dry as it is, with each day that goes by that is 100 degrees it just gets worse,” said Dennis Ledbetter, Washington County Fire Marshal. “There’s no rain in the forecast for a week and a half.” Click here to read the full story from our partners at TheCityWire.com.