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Davenport bans fireworks for 4th of July weekend

Most county fire districts have enacted bans

DAVENPORT--The city has banned fireworks for Independence Day weekend as heat records here begin to fall, conditions remain dry and fire danger remains high.

"After much discussion and speaking with all stakeholders, The city of Davenport has decided to not allow fireworks in city limits this year due to the extreme heat and dry conditions," mayor Brad Sweet wrote on Facebook. "We want everyone to be safe this season and have a Happy 4th."

A burn ban has been implemented in Fire Districts 3-9. All bans include fireworks, with the current exception of Fire District No. 6. The district's commiss...


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