Burn Bans and Dry Conditions Not Hurting Fireworks Sales

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

Dry conditions around the Brazos Valley may affect what kinds of fireworks you can shoot off come the Fourth of July, but local distributors say it hasn't affected sales yet.

Many fireworks stands have just opened shop for the upcoming holiday, and while they aren't swarming with eager buyers just yet, they say the peak buying time is just around the corner.

"Sales are pretty normal. They're comparative to last year," fireworks stand operator Chris Kamprath said. "We're pretty slow until the 2nd or 3rd, so we should be picking up here pretty soon."

In Brazos County, commissioners have issued a ban on certain types of fireworks including skyrockets with sticks and missiles with fins. Among the still-allowed fireworks are sparklers and firecrackers.

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