Fireworks

A fireworks display with people in foreground watching
Getty / nd3000
Dan Weinbaum
May 21, 2020 - 11:34 am
A number of cities in the Kansas City Metro have called off this year's 4th of July firework displays due to the pandemic and budget constraints.
Read More
KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
July 05, 2019 - 4:28 am
Kansas City, Mo - Fireworks are believed to be the cause of a house fire that injured two Kansas City firefighters. It happened early Thursday morning at a home near 33rd and Bales. A firework device hit the back part of the home and then smoldered for hours. "We have outlawed fireworks in Kansas...
Read More
Nosyrevy - iStock - Getty Images Plus
Dan Weinbaum
July 03, 2019 - 6:49 am
Not everyone experiences Fourth of July fireworks displays through bright flashes and colors. The sights and sounds are only sounds for Kansas City-area resident Kimberly Morrow, who has been blind from birth. "I just had to learn to do things in a different way," Morrow said. "I learned braille...
Read More
Dan Weinbaum
July 03, 2018 - 4:44 am
Doctors in emergency rooms are getting ready for the annual increase in burn patients, most of whom hurt themselves with fireworks. People who work in the burn center at the University of Kansas Health System hold meetings ahead of the Independence Day holiday to make sure their resources are in...
Read More
Kara Marxer
June 21, 2018 - 7:41 am
The city of Blue Springs sent out 20,000 postcards to remind citizens to be good neighbors when it comes to using fireworks. Independence Day is less than two weeks away. The city wants people to follow the rules to avoid fires, injuries and noise complaints. "Be legal, use the right fireworks,...
Read More
KMBC Channel 9 News
July 05, 2017 - 5:49 am
An illegal fireworks operation is believed to be the cause of a house explosion in St. Joseph Tuesday morning. Emergency dispatchers received multiple calls about a large explosion. Some people said the house was on fire. Others said the house was demolished. The house walls were blown out and the...
Read More
Kara Marxer
July 03, 2017 - 7:20 am
The Fourth of July does not have to be a terrifying experience for dogs if their owners take a few precautions, animal experts say. People with animals who are skiddish around fireworks and other loud noises are often left with a very nervous pet, whimpering and hiding under furniture. There are a...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Worlds of Fun What: Celebrate America fireworks; free admission for military July 4 When: 10 p.m. July 1-4 Where: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. Liberty What: Liberty 4th Fest with food trucks, beer garden, family activities, live music and fireworks When: 5:30 p.m. July 3 Where: Fountain Bluff Sports...
Read More
June 30, 2017 - 2:13 pm
Firefighters and health experts want folks to think twice before handing a sparkler to a child this 4th of July. "Sparklers can burn at around 1,200° fahrenheit. So for perspective, aluminum melts at 1,100°... they are very hot, and we want everyone to have respect for the power of fireworks, "...
Read More
Bill Grady
June 23, 2017 - 6:10 am
It is legal for Missouri fireworks tents to open in Lee's Summit on Friday, but retailers will have to wait for inspections to be performed before they can begin selling their wares. The tents undergo more than just a quick walk-though, said Jim Eden, Lee's Summit Fire Chief. Inspectors certify...
Read More