Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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New Year 2015-2016 31 12, 2:27pm

@TuxedoCartman This American is equally opposed, to deploying fireworks within city limits (and wildfire danger zones). I'm less concerned with agitated pets, and more about property damage. I have no wish for my New Years (or July 4th) to be ruined by stray ordnance, and the inevitable wrangling with claims adjustors over the damage. There is a time and a place for colorful explosions. Urban environments, when alcohol and other intoxicants are readily available, is definitely not one of them. The 2011 NFPA report cites 32 million USD in property damage from firework related fires that year. The 2014 CPSC report lists a 76 year old couple dying in a house fire caused by falling firework debris, launched by one of several different people in their neighborhood that night.

What a great way to ring in the New Year, by negligently shelling one's neighbors with "consumer-grade explosives."