Firework buyers come out in Loudon County, prompts safety reminders
LENOIR CITY (WATE) - It's the busiest week of the year at Bimbos Fireworks in Loudon County, with customers loading up on everything to make a festive 4th of July.
That's got plenty of people searching high and low for the
perfect combination of combustibles.
Even though fireworks of any kind are illegal in Knox County, store owner Ed Boling says they still see people come in from Knox County to make purchases.
"We do have a lot of Knox countians come buy fireworks from us,
people in West Knoxville."
Captain D.J. Corcoran of the Knoxville Fire
Department says injuries to children are common.
"Probably one of the most common things we see are burns to
children's feet and hands, because they've touched a sparkler or
stepped on one."