What do people with fireworks obtained from outside Iowa contribute to the holiday weekend? Noise, missing dogs, accidents, fires and debris.
So right now seems like a fitting time to contemplate the push by some lawmakers to legalize the sale and personal use of more fireworks in Iowa.
Fireworks launched by neighbors broke window in home of Julie Jeffries.
The neighbors “Throwing fireworks into their fire pit is probably when it hit the window,” she told a Register editorial writer.
Iowa banned the sale of fireworks decades ago because fireworks-related blazes devastated two northwest Iowa towns, destroying and damaging nearly 100 buildings.
Though fireworks are illegal, they were cited as the cause of 53 fires in Iowa in 2012, according to state officials.
When the cache of fireworks went off inside the vehicle, the car crashed into a pole near King Elementary School.