WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Going into fireworks season many areas have seen more than two inches of rain compared to this time last year.
"Last year was terrible," Fireworks Out of This World Owner Connie Flick said.
A burn ban last summer put a stop to many fireworks shows. It also slowed down Flick's business.
"We were probably down 65 percent last year," Flick said.
Flick owns stores in Logansport, West Lafayette and Monticello. All three locations were under a burn ban last year.
Flick said fireworks season is about a week long. The biggest crowds are expected this weekend and the week leading up to the Fourth. However, he said the early crowds are giving him hope for a normal season.
"There is excitement now," Flick said. "People come in and mention last year, and say, 'Man, we're really ready to do something this year.'"
West Lafayette and Lafayette fireworks ordinances are based off state law. You can set off fireworks from June 29 until July 9.
"Those times are from 5 p.m. until two hours after sunset, whenever it may be that day," West Lafayette Police Sergeant Art Choate said. "July 4 you can start using fireworks at 10 o'clock in the morning, and it's until midnight."
The law is a little different in the county. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office said any non-holiday you can set off fireworks from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
The hours are also extended until midnight on the Fourth of July.
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