Hallelujah! Bell County Is Allowing Some Fireworks After Monday’s Rain
On Wednesday June 22, Bell County Judge David Blackburn announced a declaration banning the private use or sale of fireworks. While this announcement did not affect those going out to see firework shows, it changed plans for those wanting to celebrate at home. However, an addendum has now been added to drought declaration.
According to KWTX, Blackburn has now changed the declaration to allow the sale of fireworks, and the personal use of "some fireworks." At the time of writing, which fireworks will be allowed has not been disclosed. This change comes after rainfall in the county Monday helped ease the threat of potential wildfires.
Blackburn stated that, “The overnight rains we experienced across the County, bringing up to 3 inches in some parts of the County, have mitigated against the fire dangers that we have been seeing.” However, Judge Blackburn also mentioned that the county was not fully out of a drought.
“To be sure, we are not out of the drought, and, no doubt, without more rain we will see the fire danger go back up and wildfires return," Blackburn said. "But the recent rains have brought some short-term relief…relief that should allow the prudent use of fireworks to occur.”
KWTX's weather report also states there is the possibility for more rain in Cenral Texas Thursday and Friday, which would much needed for Bell County. Still, the threat of causing wildfires is still very real, and Judge Blackburn urged many to be smart if they choose to celebrate at home.
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