AZLE (CBSDFW.COM) – The abundant rainfall in North Texas in May and June has created a wash out for many people and venues during the past few months. However, fireworks stores and stand owners say thanks to the rain they are projected to have one of the biggest spikes in sales ever.
“It’s looking pretty good this year,” said Randy Nelson of Nelson’s fireworks.
No drought-related burn bans or firework restrictions are in place due to the rain, according to Nelson. In other words, they expect to be very busy when it’s time to start selling fireworks on June 24-July 4.
“This is a dream, because for several years we were in a significant drought,” said Nelson.
According to Nelson the fireworks business brings in big dollars across the metroplex. He estimated it’s a multi-million dollar business between all the retailers combined. There are only two main seasons when fireworks are allowed for sale — the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.
Nelson wants people to know that although there aren’t any burn bans or drought-related firework restrictions, the general rule to shoot them is still out in the county or on private property.
Residents are urged to check with their own city ordinances for rules on the use of fire works.