Dear Editor: This year our conditions are so dry the Island County Sheriff declared a burn ban in the middle of June. Yet, for the 4th of July we will allow anyone to indiscriminately shoot off flaming projectiles in the form of fireworks.

This is absolutely insane. Is it going to take a catastrophic fire before we see a ban on the private use of fireworks? Firework displays should be left to professional pyrotechnicians in designated safe places, not in the middle of residential neighborhoods or properties covered in woods, as we have here on Camano.

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