Traverse City Fire Chief Concerned About Fireworks Bill
People in Michigan could soon be setting off bigger fireworks on the Fourth of July.
A bill passed the state House on Wednesday would allow retailers to sell more powerful fireworks. It now moves to the state Senate.
Many local fire departments are concerned about what this could mean for public safety. The Traverse City fire chief expects to see more injuries if the bill becomes law.
Supporters say these fireworks are already in Michigan. Often, they are purchased from fireworks stores just across state lines.
The bill would legalize certain types of bottle rockets and Roman candles.
9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Joel Deaner have more on the proposed changes.