UPDATE: No decision today; area fire chiefs to meet again on personal fireworks ban

UPDATE 5:55 p.m. – Fire chiefs from Lansing, East Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, Delhi Township and Delta Township all came together earlier this afternoon at the Delta Township Fire Department to discuss if a burn ban should be put in place because of the dry weather.

The meeting was closed and after an hour the chiefs left the room but would not tell provide any details of their meeting.

6 News has learned from a fire department official who spoke off camera that the chiefs did not reach a decision today.

Instead, they’re waiting to see how Michigan’s weather will hold up tonight.

Meridian Township Fire Chief Fred Cowper is holding a news conference Friday at the new Meridian Township central fire station to hopefully reach a decision on whether or not a ban will be put in place.

(WLNS) — As the Great Lakes State continues to fight dry weather, area fire chiefs are considering banning personal fireworks over the 4th of July weekend.

Chiefs from Lansing, East Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, Delhi Township and Delta Township will meet at 3pm Thursday afternoon to come to an agreement.

Delta Township Chief John Clark says the metro area chiefs are leaning toward the personal firework ban, and municipalities will decide on their own whether to continue with the large public displays.

This is a developing story and we’ll have updates online and on 6 News on what the fire chiefs decide.

 

 

 

 

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