Parkers Chapel prepares for fireworks show

Though El Dorado opted out of its fireworks show this Independence Day in consideration of the Union County burn ban, Parkers Chapel will proceed with its scheduled show at 9 p.m. tonight at the football field.

Union County Judge Mike Loftin said the show will be allowed under very specific circumstances including wetting the field down for hours leading up to the first shoot off and ensuring the volunteer fire department is on site.

He added that El Dorado was offered the same conditions but turned them down.

The burn ban has caused confusion for locals who’ve shied away from fireworks stands just outside city limits worried that they would be breaking the law if they use the combustibles while under the ban.

In the county, however, Loftin said fireworks are allowed under the ban though the individual shooting them off will be responsible for any possible fire damage. Fireworks are never allowed to be shot off within El Dorado limits, per city ordinance.

More in tomorrow’s News-Times.

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5 Responses to Parkers Chapel prepares for fireworks show

  1. The Lone Reader says:

    Is there ever a time that the user of fireworks isn’t responsible for any fire they may start?

  2. Admin says:

    Not to my knowledge.

  3. The Lone Reader says:

    That might have been a good follow up question to the County Judge.

  4. Admin says:

    Thank you for the suggestion.

  5. AFM says:

    I can sum it up in one word: ignorant. When someone starts a large fire and burns someones property we can just thank the judge. Let us just pray nobody gets hurt or killed by his lack of concern for our county. He has given the community a false sense of security with very dangerous fire conditions that exist. Bet he won’t be out putting out any of the fires, what cha bet?

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