Garden City Finney County's decision to ban fireworks this year because of dry conditions means Garden City residents also won't be able to use them.
Garden City Mayor John Doll says the county-wide ban, which was implemented on Monday, means the city cannot allow the sell or use of fireworks for this July Fourth. The city usually waives the ban and allows fireworks over the holiday.
Fire chief Allen Shelton acknowledged that some fireworks vendors who have already purchased their products are upset with the ban. But he told the city commission Tuesday that dry conditions throughout the county make the risk of fires too high.
Garden City police Sgt. Michael Reagle says officers plan to strictly enforce the ban.