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Jun 19, 2011 12:01 PM by Chris Welty

South Miss. Officials Looking at Fireworks

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Two South Mississippi counties will take a
look on Monday at whether or not to extend the burn ban and
supervisors say that won't be the only drought related issue on the
table.
Both the Jackson County and Harrison County board presidents say
the possibility of putting restrictions on where fireworks can be
used is expected to come up.
Celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks is popular in both
counties. But drought conditions are making officials leery of
anything that adds a spark to the tinder-box conditions.
WLOX-TV reported Sunday that the flames are long gone but the
smell of burned pine needles and charred underbrush still lingers
in the air in Jackson County after a massive woods fire.

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