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Why do people continue to light fireworks when the threat of fire is so very hig

  1. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    Why do people continue to light fireworks when the threat of fire is so very high?

    with so many fires burning out of control and the risk that one could be started so high, why do people insist on setting off fireworks like theres no tomorrow? they arent just risking their own homes and lives, but because fire can spread so awesomely fast, they risk all around them, for hundreds of acres if it gets out of control like in a wind before the firecrew can get there.

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  2. peeples profile image96
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Facts show that only approx. 15,500 fires are started each year in the entire USA that are caused by fireworks.  Considering Millions of people shoot fireworks off 15,000 is not a high number. Also taking into account that cigarette butts start 11,000 fires a year. So my point is that wrecks happen every day. People die from them. That doesn't mean we should stop driving, just that we should drive more careful.
    When it comes down to it fireworks are a tradition and I wouldn't want to give it up for anyone. I just use safety and don't shoot them toward's anyone's home.

  3. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    one summer not long ago, on the 4th of july, our neighbors place caught on fire due to fireworks, the smoke was so thick we packed up our animals and went into town to wait til the firefighters had it out. on our way past their place, we were amazed to see their kids standing outside the burning home still shooting off fireworks. we could not stay long in town because the smoke there was just as bad due to 2 other homes  on fire from fireworks. MY point is that when fire weather is so extreme, it takes more than being careful to keep from starting fires. sparks rain down and dont always go out. not everyone IS careful. people get drunk and stupid. i have seen kids shooting them off at each other, and i car on fire from bad fireworks. why do you think fireworks are banned in some places. and even when they are banned people STILL buy them and set them off. tradition or no tradition, is it worth it to lose your homes or lives?

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I still drive even though people die from it every year. I'm sorry for what you had to witness and respect your personal opinion but with all things come risks.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Because fireworks are so entertaining. Obviously, you have never enjoyed them. I wish we could have some. However, fireworks are banned in the neighborhood. So I will be watching them from my porch.

 
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