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Friday, Jul 03, 2015
Forest Service recommends taking ‘fire’ out of fireworks
A brush fire on State Road 56 between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel in 2011 was started by fireworks, according to the Florida Forest Service.
The state already has had 1,800 wildfires this year, prompting warnings about the potential hazards that fireworks pose.
Sun City Center residents will celebrate  Independence Day in a big way tomorrow with a pancake breakfast, afternoon picnic and evening lots of fireworks.
Looking for fun on the Fourth? There are lots of options
St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice has decided not to run for David Jolly’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Democrat Rice won’t run for Jolly’s District 13 seat
Fireworks will be bursting all over the Bay area this evening, including a 9 p.m. doozy of a show at Busch Gardens.
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