One of the big letdowns last year during the coronavirus pandemic was the fact that most did not have the opportunity to get outside and celebrate the 4th of July like you would during a normal year. This year it looks like the "normal" part is making it's way back!

As of this time, we haven't heard of where and when outdoor fireworks will be available to watch in our area. As soon as those are published, we will put together a list of the events.

Just from driving around the area, the one thing we do know is fireworks will be on sale to the public this year. The big tents are popping up everywhere and this means there will be more possibilities of accidents while shooting them.

In a news release from the Missouri Department of Public Safety/Division of Fire Safety:

The Division of Fire Safety is reminding Missourians to put fireworks safety first this Independence Day. Public fireworks displays not only offer the best sights, they are the safest, and Missourians will have more options than last year, when many displays were canceled because of the pandemic.

We all know everyone will be excited, but don't let your guard down. Remember to practice common sense, especially if children are around the fireworks. It also probably goes without saying, alcohol and fireworks can turn into a bad combo.

The State Fire Marshall reminds all Missourians that fireworks sales at seasonal retailers are legal in Missouri from June 20 to July 10.

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