A local seller says business has been booming. One of their biggest sellers is called All American. They say people are looking for lots of colors and noise. But, you need to be careful.
In 1998 fireworks caused 21,000 fires resulting in $15 million in damage. And in the year 2000, more than 11,000 people were injured by fireworks.
"They're very dangerous especially for right now as dry as it's been you don't want to be messing around with fireworks because a stray firework could start a grass fire and lead to a structure fire," J.T. Turner says.
Just a reminder, fireworks are not allowed in Harrisonburg. If you live in Rockingham County, Augusta County, Waynesboro or Staunton you can have certain types of fireworks, check with your fire department.
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Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/fworks.htm (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).