As we approach the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up we are finding out that more and more counties are enforcing burn bans on top of many already that have made lighting off fireworks illegal. One of the places in East Texas where it is illegal to light off fireworks is in Longview. But the city of Longview, Texas didn’t just want to make a boring video to remind people of the ban on fireworks, they had to get creative and come up with something that people would remember and they did just that.  

Within the first five seconds of this video you have these guys that look like they should be in a 1980s rock band that are shooting off fireworks from within their vehicle as they are driving around. Yep, it’s crazy and over the top but it got my attention within seconds because hopefully no one is dumb enough to try anything like this. The video continues to show these two firework junkies that light an artillery shell and it makes their bright yellow corvette explode due to acting immaturely. Now obviously, the video is a little bit silly, but it should be a reminder that fireworks are illegal, and if you are going to find an area that allows you to light them off, please be extra careful not to start a fire. 

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Other Than Longview, Where Else is Seeing a Burn Ban in ETX? 

There are lots of areas with a burn ban in place, click here to get more details. Here is a look at the Firework shows that are still planned in our area. 

Be Smart If You’re Lighting Off Fireworks in ETX 

We’ve all been dealing with the extremely hot temperatures lately which means one firework could result in starting a fire. Since the weather has been so hot lately, maybe this year we will just leave the fireworks up to the professionals. I grew up lighting off fireworks and they are a lot of fun but remember if you’re caught lighting off fireworks in a city that says their illegal it could result in a fine or even jail time if you end up causing property damage.  

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