Illegal fireworks were visible high above many Wichita neighborhoods over the July Fourth period, as hundreds of complaints were called in and an estimated $210,000 in related property damage occurred. Given all that, it was laughable to learn that only one person received a fireworks citation – though surely not laughable for the business owner, who could end up paying a fine and court costs. Wichita fire crews work hard over the holiday, but Wichita’s fireworks ordinance isn’t working.
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