DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to use caution with bonfires and fireworks this Fourth of July as the state faces dangerously dry conditions.
"Warm temperatures and a lack of moisture across Michigan, in particular southern Michigan, have created elevated fire danger," said Don Johnson of the DNR's Forest Resources Division.
According to the DNR, numerous fires start every year when people irresponsibly light fireworks. Concern is especially high this year because of a state law that passed last year allowing aerial fireworks.
Be safe and responsible this Fourth of July season by following these guidelines:
“There is no reason people can’t be safe and have fun at the same time,” said Johnson. “We urge people to responsibly enjoy the holiday and their time in Michigan’s great outdoors.”
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