Sparks May still Fly this 4th in Marion County
This time of year is usually a boom for the fireworks business. But even though Marion County is currently under a burn ban, there may still be a spark of hope for fireworks lovers.
Fire officials extended the Marion County burn ban Monday morning until July 5th. But, they will re-evaluate the ban on Thursday. If there is substantial rainfall spread throughout the County, the ban may be lifted.
Until then, officials say the use of fireworks is still illegal.
"If you do, you could face up to a second degree misdemeanor, up to $500, a $500 fine, or possibly 60 days in jail," Miranda Iglesias of Marion County Fire Rescue told TV20.
The County still plans to have three large 4th of July celebrations, all permitted and approved.
The Church at the Springs Freedom Fest on Sunday, July 3.
God and Country Day celebration on Monday, July 4th
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