Fireworks retailers lining up in Biloxi

In 2010, fireworks caused about 15,500 reported fires resulting in eight deaths, 60 injuries and an estimated $36 million in direct property damage.
In 2010, fireworks caused about 15,500 reported fires resulting in eight deaths, 60 injuries and an estimated $36 million in direct property damage.

It's been more than a month since Biloxi's ordinance allowing fireworks sales in certain areas went into effect. According to Biloxi City Council President Kenny Glavan, there are three to four fireworks retailers already in line for approval.

Council members unanimously approved a site in north Biloxi at Tuesday's council meeting. Glavan said it's great to see new business opportunities in the city.

"There's only so many locations, and they're trying to get  in a position if another application falls through. They can be in line to replace that person," said Glavan. "Anytime there's interest for an entrepreneur to increase sales, that's not a bad thing," added Glavan.

Under the new ordinance, fireworks sales are only allowed twice a year in certain zones in the city.

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