There were no fireworks-related blazes in the city of Ferndale on July 4, and Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten says the wet weather might be to thank.
Though the rain and thunderstorms didn't seem to stop residents from using fireworks, the moisture may have prevented some fires, he said.
"Had we still been dry I think we would've had multiple fires. Nothing stayed in anybody's yard," Batten said, noting that he observed some residents near the fire station letting off multiple fireworks that left the resident's yard and went "clear across the street."
"The wet weather kind of helped keep fires down," Batten said.
But the fireworks activity should be over now - at least until Labor Day. The city passed a resolution earlier this year restricting fireworks use to only the days already allowed by state law - the day before, the day of and the day after a federal holiday.