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Fireworks Go On Sale With No Restrictions

Recent rains in the area have saturated the ground enough that there is no ban on certain types of aerial fireworks, which are all now on sale. Operators anticipate brisk sales for Christmas and New Year's.


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The sale of fireworks over the upcoming holiday runs about the same as the money spent during the 4th of July. Sue Davis is with Top Dog Fireworks in Northwest Houston. She says the shelves are stocked with every pyrotechnic imaginable.

“We go from 99 cents, the little poppers, up to what we call the “Big Un” which is $750 dollars, which is a huge assortment of all sorts of different types of fireworks. It’s a fireworks show in a box, basically.”

She says certain fireworks could have been banned due to dry conditions, but Mother Nature has put a big smile on the faces of vendors.

“At first we thought that the stick rockets and the missles with fins would be banned because it had been so dry. But there has been rain lately, and so the official drought index, maintained by the Texas Forest Service, has dropped low enough, that now we can sell everything. So everything is for sale.”

She adds even if the ground is a little wet, you still have to be careful where you shoot the fireworks.

“You want to be able to shoot them in open area on flat ground. Don’t ever throw fire crackers at each other, don’t ever shoot fireworks at each other, you gotta watch your kids. Supervise children all the time. Follow the label directions, keep water handy nearby, and do not ever ever try to re-light a firework that does not go off. Douse it with water and dispose of it.”

The sale of fireworks will go on until midnight January 1st. Remember, fireworks are illegal inside the city limits.


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