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Fireworks Ban Impacks Some Alabama Business

The ban on burning in some Florida counties is impacting a longtime south Alabama business.

Betty's fireworks have been selling bottle rockets, firecrackers and all kinds of legal explosive devices for more than 30-years in downtown Florala.

The business is located within a mile of the Walton county line.

Walton is one of a group of panhandle counties which has banned the use of personal fireworks due to dry conditions:

"Right now it’s kind of slow due to the weather and the extremely dry conditions. But usually closer to July 4th the supply goes down," said Mark McCranie of Betty's Fireworks.

McCranie says he believes sales will increase weekend, and as we get closer to the July 4th holiday.

Anything that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal in Florida, but that does little to stop people from crossing the state line to buy their favorite firework.


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