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Delaware State Fire Marshal issues fireworks warning due to dry conditions


DOVER — The Delaware State Fire Marshal issued an advisory against consumer-grade firework use this year for safety reasons, and because the recent heat wave has left lots of thirsty vegetation in its wake.

“This year is especially dangerous to use any consumer fireworks because of the dry conditions,” the release warns. “The safe alternative is to attend professional fireworks shows. All in-state fireworks shows are controlled events, with permitted displays by licensed pyrotechnicians.”

These events must submit permit approval 30 days in advance.

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