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No fireworks for Polk County

POLK CO., TX (KTRE) - It is official.  Governor Rick Perry has granted a request from Polk County Judge John Thompson that extends an order prohibiting the sale and use of all fireworks. 

The extension is effective immediately and goes through July 5, 2011.

Judge Thompson asked for the extension given the continued drought conditions in the area, despite some rain earlier this week.  

In addition, the disaster order cites an imminent threat of severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from the threat of wildfires due to drought, high winds, dry brush, and other weather-related conditions, as cause for the ban.

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