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Last updated on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
(UNDATED) - Firefighters and town officials are urging residents to use extreme caution regarding fireworks during the upcoming 4th of July holiday as grassy areas and roof tops are very dry and could easily catch fire from any type of spark.
Due to dry, hot conditions, fire departments are encouraging people to attend supervised, professional firework displays.
The number of Indiana counties under burn bans is growing, but there are some exceptions to the no outdoor burning rules.
The regulations vary from county to county, but they typically include exceptions for previously scheduled events that include campfires or bonfires.
Scheduled Firework displays will go on as scheduled, but firefighters will be at the scenes with viable water sources in case a fire was to start.
A state law passed in 2007 prohibits local governments from stopping commercial firework displays from June 29th through July 9th. However firefighters and government officials are stressing that families should attend public firework displays just to be on the safe side or to use extreme caution and common sense when setting off fireworks at home.
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