Some communities in the metro Detroit area have banned fireworks and open burning due to the dry conditions.
Less rainfall has caused vegetation to be drier and pose fire risk.
There is no statewide ban on fireworks. Although it was discussed, they have not taken any action on it at this time.
I’m not into lighting off fireworks but I think this is kind of ridiculous; with the correct supervision, it seems to be an activity most children and teenagers enjoy.
I cannot remember any fireworks bans in the past even though we’ve had droughts before and much higher temperatures; the grass doesn’t looks pretty good where I am.
It’s only a high temperature of 80 F and 81 F tomorrow and it rained the other night.
Anyone else experiencing this sort of fireworks ban in your community?
*“I am apt to believe that the Independence Day will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival,” he wrote.
“It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”*
**--John Adams (1735 – July 4, 1826)**
The day after Congress voted to declare independence, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, declaring that “the Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epoch, in the History of America”: