I Won’t Be Buying Fireworks This Year and You Shouldn’t Either

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Please don’t come for me and just hear me out…

I won’t be buying fireworks this year and honestly, you shouldn’t either.

No, I am not telling you what to do, I am telling you what the right thing to do is.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, a good majority of the U.S. is experiecing a major drought right now.

In fact, the map above is a current reflection of just how many states are experiencing a major drought right now.

In addition, we are experiencing record heat temps and you should know that extreme drought and extreme heat, don’t mix.

And with the 4th of July nearing, we will now be adding in explosives and that just SCREAMS disaster and fires. Fires that can be prevented.

So, here’s the thing, I am all about celebrating the 4th and trust me, we typically buy a ton of fireworks from our local stands and spend the 4th lighting them while barbecuing with the family.

But this year? Just no.

I couldn’t live with myself if I ended up being the reason someone’s house burned down or worst, someone died in a house fire because I decided fireworks were important to have.

Here in Utah, we have been told to water our lawns less and that we are currently using water we’ve had stored for years.

The last thing I want is having to have some poor firefighters use their time and resources up trying to fight a fire I started. Not to mention, risk their lives doing so.

Not to mention, make the drought worse.

So, this year may not be the same firework wise but we can still make it enjoyable and fun for everyone without the risk of starting a fire. I truly hope others feel the same.

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