Spark in July 4th celebrations snuffed out following order to ban sale and use of fireworks.

Updated: Jun 30


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Erath County sheriff’s deputies and the fire marshal are working overtime today to ensure that local fireworks vendors are shutting down following a drought disaster declaration banning the sale and use of fireworks for the next 60 hours.


Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos signed the order just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

“This order only applies to the individual sale and use of fireworks,” Erath County emergency management coordinator Cyndi Smith told Beneath the Surface News. “The city of Stephenville can still have its fireworks show because a permit will be issued for the event.”


The city's plans for its fireworks show is still set for 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

Meanwhile, Judge Campos has asked Gov. Greg Abbott to extend the ban on fireworks for as long as the burn ban is in place and is waiting on the response.