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Department of Emergency Management Urges Caution with Fireworks, Citing Burn Bans

 

fireworks standShoppers at a fireworks stand near the Kansas/Oklahoma border (photo credit: Jordan McDowell/Arkansas City Traveler)

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to take extra precautions due to the extreme temperatures and dry conditions all across the state. Deputy Director Angee Morgan says that even a small blaze can have devastating consequences.

Morgan also recommends keeping a connected garden hose nearby. For more information on the counties that have instituted burn bans for this Fourth of July holiday, click here.

 

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KDEM Cautions Kansans to Prepare Fireworks Safety Measures 

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to take extra precautions with fireworks use due to the extreme temperatures and dry conditions all across the state. Deputy Director Angee Morgan has some suggestions for how to keep fireworks under control:

Morgan also wants to remind people that in such dry conditions, it doesn't take much to start a devastating blaze. For a list of counties that have instituted burn bans for this Independence Day, click here.

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