The city of Indianapolis has banned the use of personal fireworks amid a stretch of hot, dry weather.
Mayor Greg Ballard issued a local disaster emergency declaration Saturday for Marion County.
The order bans the use of personal fireworks for seven days, but it does not include professional fireworks displays licensed by the state.
Ballard's office said the mayor may rescind or extend the ban should drought conditions improve.
"We understand that this is going to affect people's Fourth of July, but with public safety at risk, the threat of fire, the destruction of people's houses, their lives, including the lives of firefights called to put out these fires, this was the right step to take for public safety," said the mayor's spokesman, Marc Lotter.
At least 19 other Indiana counties have made such declarations, including Hamilton County, which issued an emergency order Friday.
The state association representing fireworks retailers doesn't plan to fight the emergency orders, but has said it believes the state should help reimburse lost sales.
"Fireworks is a two-week out of the year business, and some people depend on their livelihood for this," said Michael Encapera with Patriotic Fireworks. "So it will definitely affect their pocketbook."
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