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Fireworks illegal around here

We've actually heard people say they didn't realize that fireworks were illegal in Douglas County.

Set aside the fact that during an average summer, something as innocuous as a sparkler can set the mountain on fire.

Or, that those harmless little black snakes can start a gargantuan black snake that sends smoke into the stratosphere.

This dry winter and spring after a wet winter and summer has converted the wildlands around Carson Valley into a tinderbox.

We've already had a couple of big fires, only one of which were caused by human action.

Mother Nature sets fires too, but she …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 28, 2012 07:03PM Published Jun 28, 2012 07:02PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.