Carmichael also took copies of the order to Kroger and Walmart to let people know about the ban. Mobile road signs, including one in front of Winchester Fire-EMS Station 1 on Maple Street, also have an announcement about the order.
“We’re doing all we can as quick as we can,” Carmichael said. “It’s hard to catch the ones that have already bought (fireworks).”
Carmichael said he and local officials hope people use common sense when it comes to the fireworks ban because of public safety issues.
“We want everybody to have a ... safe Fourth of July,” he said. “Common sense goes a long way. We know everything is dry. The grass is like tinder, so just ... use a lot of common sense.”
Friday evening, at least two fireworks vendors were still selling products.
Roger Lyman, who has been selling fireworks in Winchester for several years, had a stand set up at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Stamper Drive. He said he began selling Friday at about 1 p.m.
Lyman, who said he had been selling in Winchester for two days this year, said sales were still “great” despite the ban.
“Fireworks are like pills and alcohol. (People are) going to set them off,” he said.
Ronald Ribando of Winchester purchased bottle rockets from Lyman’s stand Friday at about 6:30 p.m. He said he had not heard about the fireworks ban, but that some of his friends would probably still set off fireworks.
At a fireworks tent in the Winchester Plaza parking lot around 7 p.m., there were no customers.
Steven Johnson, who had been manning the tent since about 5 p.m., said he had seen one person come to purchase fireworks since he’d been there.
“I guess if they’re banned, then people aren’t going to pay for them,” Johnson said.
Hopefully, rain will come so the fireworks ban can be lifted, Johnson added.
On Monday, Branham issued the initial burn ban for Clark County because of the extreme heat and dry conditions. City and county firefighters have both responded to fires in recent days brought on by the conditions.
On Thursday, Winchester Parks and Recreation Department officials announced that the July 4 Celebration is postponed because of the dry weather. The celebration committee is looking at rescheduling the celebration for the middle of September.
Anyone with questions about the fireworks and open burning bans in Clark County should call the Clark County Fire Department at 745-0260.
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