Thursday, June 28, 2012

KCKFD: No fireworks ban, at least yet


The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, as of Thursday, are not planning to ban fireworks despite the increasingly hot and dry weather in Wyandotte County.

Weather conditions are currently being monitored by the UG and KCK Fire Department and the possibility of banning fireworks for this July 4th holiday is "unlikely."

"It has also been determined that such a ban, although unlikely, could be issued if warranted by extreme weather conditions," a press release from the KCK Fire Department reads. "The Unified Government will continue to monitor weather conditions (temperature, humidity, and wind speed) to determine the need for any such ban."

Residents are urged to use "common sense" with fireworks.

Fireworks are banned in any Wyandotte County Park.