Firework sales season begins

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Updated: 6/17/2013 9:31 am Published: 6/15/2013 9:26 pm

It's the beginning of the firework sales season in Oklahoma. FOX23 has learned some business saw firework sales increase on opening day.

"Last year, was kind of slow because people were really disappointed about the burn ban," said Stephen Anderson, a TNT Firework employee.

There are still concerns despite conditions improving this year.

"The rain is coming in, and the drought, and hopefully it will dissipate," said Anderson. "So business is looking good and starting to pick up."

Anderson said opening day sales are up nearly 40 percent.

"They don't have to worry about the burn bans or anything," he said.

FOX23 meteorologist Michael Haynes said Green Country is the greenest it's been in three years in the month of June. But says parts of Tulsa County are still abnormally dry.

"By the Fourth of July we are expecting windy condition and a lot of dry grass," said Tulsa firefighter Stan May.

He said if the hot weather continues we could see those dry conditions spread.
He said they're keeping their eyes on the weather and so should you.

"Adult supervision is key. Be mindful of the wind and make sure you have a water source available to use when you are done with the fireworks," said May.

Before you purchase fireworks, it's important to know that different cities have different ordinances regarding the use of fireworks.

Broken Arrow, Bixby, Claremore, Glenpool, Jenks, Sand Springs and Sapulpa all require permits to light fireworks.

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