Fireworks Sales Brisk Despite Burn Bans


Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 8:29 pm
By: News 9


Jacqueline Sit, News9.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite burn bans which affect about half the state, fireworks stand operators report they are doing a brisk business.

"We started selling at seven o'clock this morning and we're having a bunch of sales," Brookson Creason said. He's been working constantly at his stand near Sooner and Waterloo in Logan County since Saturday morning.

"It's just non-stop. It's always hectic. You never catch a break."

Even with burn bans in Logan County and Oklahoma County, fireworks are still allowed in certain areas and Creason said it hasn't affected his customers.

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"It's really different," he said. "You just have to double check. It's not really too big of a deal right now."

Creason said business had picked up steadily throughout the day. "We've been jam-packed busy lately. It gets really bad."

Creason's stand will be open until midnight.