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Jun 15, 2011 9:56 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Lafourche fireworks OK for 4th - for now

MATTHEWS, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials are considering a ban on the sale and use of fireworks because of the increased fire hazard posed by a prolonged dry spell. But, for now, it looks as though fireworks will still be legal in the parish on Independence day.
Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph is pushing for the ban, according to the Daily Comet in Thibodaux. The parish council rejected the ban Tuesday night, voting 5-3 to allow the sale and use of fireworks through July 4. However, council members reserved the right to call an emergency meeting to impose a ban if the area does not see increased rainfall.

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