RIVERSIDE, Mo. - The dry weather conditions in June and early July forced North Kansas City to cancel its weekend fireworks celebrations.
As of Sunday, no other city has pulled the plug on their fireworks displays, but for folks who live in cities where some fireworks are legal, fireworks sellers are urging their customers to use common sense.
Fliers are posted at the Red X fireworks stand in Riverside with warnings from the fire marshal reminding people to focus on the things they should – and shouldn’t’ – do when shooting off fireworks.
“If people just use common sense, if they are dry and just keep water nearby and just be aware of their surroundings,” said manager Zeke Young.
The Riverside Fire Department also suggests keeping a garden hose and a bucket of water on standby if using sparklers.
Dumping water on fireworks after they are done are an effective way to cool them down before putting them in the trash.
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