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Red, white and a big boom in business for fireworks stand owners

Posted: 7:46 AM, Jul 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-02 08:46:49-04

NUECES COUNTY – Owners of local fireworks stands are back in business after the rain we had two weeks ago. Those storms brought in a surge of customers after a recent ban on fireworks was lifted.

That ban was put in place in early June after the Texas Forest Service issued a notice that Nueces County was under drought conditions.

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The goal of the ban was to protect residents and property in the area from the risk of fire damage.

"That would’ve probably affected not just me, but all the other managers around at Mr. W," Jeremy Salinas said.

For managers like Salinas, selling fireworks before the 4th of July holiday helps pay the bills.

"This is my extra cash, but I honestly make more here than I do at my other job in one season," Salinas said.

The use of fireworks inside Corpus Christi city limits, including city beaches, is illegal. People found igniting fireworks inside city limits could face a fine of up to $2,000 per package.