Kodiak borough may revisit fireworks law

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

There were fewer complaints after Fourth of July fireworks this year on Kodiak Island, but the ones that did come in may prompt changes in the borough's rules.

Kodiak Island Borough Manager Bud Cassidy says two people complained the borough's fireworks policy is failing. Reports say they asked officials to come up with another plan.

Cassidy said an investigation found area fire departments and Alaska State Troopers were extremely busy putting out fires caused by fireworks and addressing citizen concerns, including the litter from spent fireworks.

Assembly members say there's support to revisit the borough's fireworks ordinance before New Year's Eve.

One assembly member says fireworks should be kept out of residential areas. Bayside Fire Chief Bob Himes wants to take it further: an all-out ban.