Legal Fireworks Bring Bigger Bang

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – It’s the first year of the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act — allowing the sale and use of consumer grade fireworks in the state. And many Metro Detroiters put the new law to use.

The new law really sparked this Fourth of July. The boom from people all around the area who were lighting up the skies with spectacular color were louder than the thunderstorms that rolled the area.

But for some, it wasn’t all fun. Police in Taylor confirm that at least one person was taken to Oakwood Hospital with serious injuries from fireworks — and Detroit Receiving Hospital reporting that they treated at least one person with a mangled hand, after a firework exploded. Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit had two patients with fireworks burns, and Botsford Hospital reports one person needed treatment.

Some local communities have been forced to call off their holiday events due to the weather.  The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to America performance planned to take place at Greenfield Village on Thursday has been canceled. (Tickets may be exchanged for another concert or for Henry Ford admission. For info, contact the box office at the Max M. Fisher Music Center at (313) 576-111 or the Henry Ford at (313) 982-6001.)

Get a complete rundown of upcoming fireworks displays at this link.


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