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Fireworks sales picking up as holiday weekend approaches

This year, the stand has about five brands with an inventory of more than 130 different types of fireworks. (Photo source: WLOX) This year, the stand has about five brands with an inventory of more than 130 different types of fireworks. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

With one of the biggest days for fireworks less than a week away, July 4th sales are starting to pick up at Coast firework stands.

Snap, Krackle, Pop stand on Cedar Lake Road in Biloxi has been busy for several weeks, but this weekend the stream of buyers has been picking up.

The hot item this year is Diablo, a 24-shot artillery shell that came out last year.

The traditional bottle rockets and sparklers are always a big hit, but starting last year, some sparklers now come in the shape of swords.

This year, the stand has about five brands with an inventory of more than 130 different types of fireworks.

Stand owner Garrett Stansbury says this so far this year has been one of the best.

"I think business is really improving this year,”Stansbury said. “I think we are over our quota every day in our sales so definitely business is picking up and we expect it to get bigger as the Fourth of July comes around."

Remember, that you must be outside the city limits to legally fire fireworks. Always follow directions on the package and all safety precautions.

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