People flocking to Indiana for fireworks - WDRB 41 Louisville News

People flocking to Indiana for fireworks

The sluggish economy doesn't seem to be hurting fireworks sales for Independence Day celebrations.

If you can't find it at Phantom Fireworks in Clarksville, Indiana, it probably doesn't exist.

Fancy, colorful, creative boxes with names that make you want to buy! Flaming heart, Guns of Navarone, The Beast Unleashed, and the Wizard of Ahhhhs!

"This is as close as you can get to your own pro show in your own backyard, each individual shot in this rack will go in excess of 200 feet," said Darren McKinley of Phantom Fireworks.

"Big shows in little boxes. Aerial fireworks today are really quite incredible," said McKinley.

Incredible enough, to make you want to buy $700 worth. That's the tab for Mark Bliss of New Albany, Indiana.

"It's a great family gathering for everybody. We really enjoy it. We pool our money together, like we always do," said Bliss.

Money, by the way that could have bought him six tanks of gas for his 1999 expedition.

Mckinley says people are buying and they just want some fun. Here in Indiana, they want what can't be bought and is illegal in kentucky

"Anything that explodes, say a firecracker or anything that is an aerial device, like a rocket, roman candle, multi-shot repeater, anything that's not a ground item," said McKinley.

And whether you buy in Indiana or Kentucky, you still have to be careful.

"There's a lot of injuries, and fires that are caused by these fireworks and we just really want to exercise as much safety precautions as possible," said Deputy Chief Brent Wilson, Clarksville Fire Department

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