Forestry Officials Aren't Seeking a Fireworks Ban

Florida forestry officials say the state has received enough rain in recent days that they won't seek a ban on fireworks for next week's Fourth of July holiday.

The state has been monitoring the dry conditions around the state, but decided late Monday that the drought had eased enough that a ban on fireworks is not needed.

But the Department of Agriculture says the conditions vary across the state and urge you to be careful whether you are setting off fireworks or grilling outdoors.

They also urge you to check with your local government to make sure that there are no local bans on fireworks.

Forestry officials say that conditions are still dry enough that you should use extreme caution when using fire outdoors, whether it be for fireworks, grilling or camping.