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With wildfire threat, fireworks ban is a sane policy

Fireworks were always prohibited in the town where I grew up and also lived as an adult in Connecticut. It was illegal to sell, buy or use them.

Of course, there were also many nonprofits and they found sufficient methods of raising money to meet their needs without having to sell fireworks.

I was shocked when I moved to Nevada County 20 years ago, to discover that fireworks were sold on street corners in a county that receives no summer rain and where wildfire is a constant threat.

I applaud the decision to ban the sale of fireworks in Grass Valley and hope that the ban will be a permanent one.

Nancy Peach

Nevada City

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