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Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde says residents should use caution if they plan to shoot fireworks over the New Year’s weekend.

Fall rains mean an open fireworks season for unincorporated areas of Comal County.

“Although the fire risk is low we always encourage residents to help keep Comal County safe and clean,” he says.

The Keetch-Byram Drought Index for Comal County is below 100 – and well below the threshold where fireworks would pose a significant fire-related danger. Nevertheless, residents who shoot off fireworks should use care, courtesy and common sense:

  • Keep an eye on small children;
  • Be courteous to neighbors, especially veterans and those with pets for whom loud noises could be problematic;
  • Make sure all embers and packaging are fully extinguished before throwing them away;
  • Pick up trash and keep public areas clean for others to enjoy; and
  • Use caution around dead grass and have a water source nearby.

 

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