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No local fireworks bans this year

DAVENPORT--The oft-controversial firework bans of 2021 enacted by many local municipalities due to heavy drought conditions aren’t due for a repeat in 2022. Most local fire districts and cities weren’t planning to ban or discourage fireworks during Independence Day weekend this year.

Fire District No. 5, which includes the greater Davenport, Seven Bays and Deer Meadows areas, is among those districts that banned fireworks last year but isn’t this year.

“We have not put any burn bans out as of yet,” District chief Craig Sweet said. “Everything is about three weeks late or later, (with) as much...


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