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Fireworks stands see dip in sales

Chris Wheeler, owner of Patriotic Fireworks, has a stand in Cape Girardeau. He says business is slow. Chris Wheeler, owner of Patriotic Fireworks, has a stand in Cape Girardeau. He says business is slow.
Many communities have issued fireworks bans because of the dry conditions. Many communities have issued fireworks bans because of the dry conditions.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Fireworks stands across the Heartland are experiencing a dip in sales compared to past years.

Chris Wheeler, owner of Patriotic Fireworks, has a stand in Cape Girardeau. He says business is slow.

Wheeler says it could be the extreme heat, dry conditions or a combination of both causing the dip in business.

He says he has noticed a few more people coming to his fireworks stand after dark as temperatures cool a bit, but that business overall is down.

Many communities in the Heartland have issued burn bans and fireworks bans because of the extremely dry weather.

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