Inside Jake's Fireworks, a fireworks "megastore" on 28th Street in Kentwood.
KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) - Despite the warnings about fireworks, there are a countless number of people anxious to take advantage of Michigan's new fireworks law.
WZZM 13 On Your Side is looking at how those fireworks can be launched safely.
At Jake's Fireworks in Kentwood, customers are leaving with carts full of fireworks. Phil and Charlotte Lafata are planning a party on July 4th.
"We've been planning on it. Since they passed the law," says Phil Lafata.
The Lafatas are excited about being able to shoot off a variety of fireworks. They're taking precautions.
"I got my lawn all watered down, making sure I'm safe for not starting any fires," he says.
With the extreme heat and dry conditions, fireworks can cause fires.
At Jake's, store manager John Miketa has some tips.
"You always want to have a tub of water or a fire extinguisher or a hose near you," says Miketa.
If possible, also use a lighter with a long handle. Once it's lit, move several feet away and enjoy the show.
If it's a firework that leaves the ground and goes up into the air, watch where it goes.
"Anything that we can sell in Michigan will project into the air, and that's where you have to watch clearance," says Miketa.
Miketa also recommends having some distance between where you are shooting and houses and know where you're going to shoot it."
Miketa believes it is possible to stay safe and have fun over the holiday as long as you follow the rules.