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County appears ready to move forward on fireworks

After hearing from residents, Sedgwick County appears ready to move forward to allow fireworks in its unincorporated areas.

No date for a vote has been set, but commissioners likely will consider new rules soon at a meeting.

The county long had banned fireworks in unincorporated areas, but many people didn’t know about the rules.

Residents who responded to a survey about fireworks overwhelmingly told the county they would like to be able to celebrate the Fourth of July like their Wichita counterparts.