Alabama is currently under an emergency burn ban that covers all counties in the state. If conditions do not change the Mobile Fire Department has stated that they will not grant any fireworks permits for the Fourth of July in Mobile city limits. That ruling will apply to the cities fireworks display as well. The ban could be worked around by having the city’s fireworks display over the bay. That way the falling debris would not hit dry ground and possibly catch fire.
The decision comes as the county is suffering from multiple wildfires. Satsuma, Mount Vernon, and Theodore have all been hit with wildfires in the past few days. High heat and dry conditions have made the perfect breeding ground for fires to break out. There is less than a month until the July 4th holiday and conditions are expected to stay favorable for wildfires for at least the next few days. Those that have their hearts set on taking the family to see a fireworks display should probably make backup plans out of town.