As a burn ban remains in tact for Vigo County until at least July 6th, Vigo County Fire Chiefs strongly urge residents to refrain from using fireworks this year.
NBC 2's Paige Preusse attended a news conference at Honey Ceek Fire Department this morning and has more on what locals need to know this 4h of July.
"It 's a very dangerous time, not only for citizens, but for the fire service," said Riley Fire Chief Jeff Fox.
Officials say the intense heat and drought conditions make shooting off fireworks this year a serious fire hazard.
"That's why we're urging people not to shoot off fireworks, because we're the ones who have to come out and help, and we all want to come home at the end of the day," said Honey Creek Fire Chief Jean Frankel.
Indiana law allows fireworks from June 29th until July 9th.
Officials say that doesn't mean using fireworks when it's this hot and dry is a good idea.
The footage reinforces how quickly the short and dry grass catches fire. Officials say long grass can cause fire to spread quicker and further.
Sugar Creek Fire Chief, Darrick Scott, says he's made his decisison regarding public fireworks displays.
"I've notified the vendors in my district and I will not be signing the permits to allow them to have public displays,"said Scott.
As a result Duke Bennett, the Terre Haute Mayor. says this year's fireworks at Fairbanks Park have been delayed.
Officials say there are some Indiana communities that have opted to ban personal use of fireworks despite the law by declaring a disaster emergency.
That information can be found on Indiana Department of Homeland Security's website.