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July Fourth Fireworks Sales Begin in Las Vegas Area

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seasonal fireworks sales have begun in Las Vegas and surrounding cities, amid warnings about extreme fire danger in drought-parched wildlands and pleas from firefighters for people to be careful.

Selling so-called “safe and sane” fireworks began Tuesday. Sales remain legal until midnight July 4 in southern Nevada.

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Some sales raise funds for local entities.

Safe and sane fireworks aren’t designed to propel themselves.

No fireworks, including those labeled safe and sane, are allowed on federal land including Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Mount Charleston and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

At a wildfire currently burning in Lovell Canyon west of Las Vegas, U.S. Forest Service spokesman Ray Johnson says foliage is exceptionally dry and flammable, and the potential for serious damage is high.

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