Inconsiderate use of fireworks

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

First of all, let me say, I’m not against fireworks. I had a grandfather who was crazy about the Fourth of July, and my brother and I had every firework imaginable as kids. However, this July fourth we had neighbors shooting off fireworks that I find very hard to believe were legal. 

On July fifth we found used and partially used fireworks (more than 25 of them) in our driveway, our back yard and on the flat roof over our kitchen. Since our driveway is on the opposite side of our house from where they were doing their fireworks, the fireworks they were doing had to travel over our three-story house. I may have been one of the few people in town who were glad to see it rain off and on July fourth as we have no idea how many fireworks may have lit on the roof of our house. 

So, I don’t know what the answer is — if people are not going to consider what the consequences could be to shooting off what I’m quite sure had to be illegal fireworks (and if they weren’t illegal, they certainly should be). Hopefully, someone can come up with a solution of sorts before next Fourth of July, because people should be able to enjoy legal fireworks if they so desire without putting themselves and their neighbors at risk.

CLAUDIA LICHTENBERG

Storm Lake