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Fireworks sales make a bang in Michiana

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Sales of fireworks have increased this year and there are two big reasons. The first is the fact there was no burn ban this year. The second, the fact that the holiday fell on a Thursday, giving many people some extra time off.

The conditions helped Crazy Steve's Fireworks double their sales.

This time of year everyone loves a show in the sky and the love for fireworks doesn't end when the 4th of July ends.

John Miller and several others did their fireworks shopping on the 5th, 6th, and 7th.

John Miller who purchased fireworks Friday said, "We thought we could get a better deal after the Fourth instead of before or on the Fourth."

Crazy Steve's Fireworks Owner Amanda Rutherford said they are now making deals on everything in the store, but not because they have to get rid of inventory. In fact, they actually have some empty shelves.

Amanda Rutherford said, "The store was completely packed all day on the 3rd and all day on the 4th."

Rutherford expects it to be just as packed over the holiday weekend.

"We feel there's gonna be a lot of parties this weekend celebrating Independence day and we think Fireworks sales will still be great for the weekend," said Rutherford.

Because so many people have turned the 4th of July holiday into a long celebratory weekend Rutherford expects their sales after the 4th to reach the same level as what they were before the 4th.

"People definitely want to get their time in with fireworks since they can only do it so many times a year," said Rutherford.

That is exactly why Miller and his family made sure to buy theirs Friday.  

Miller said, "We're gonna wait for it to get dark then go home and light off all the fireworks with the kids."

Many shoppers said they'll definitely be setting of fireworks this weekend because it's so much fun and when you do it close to the 4th of July "no one looks at you funny"

Michiana residents have until July 9th to use fireworks. There's much more detailed information about what is and isn't allowed in the Indiana Code which can be accessed by clicking here.

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