Letter: Consider many impacts of fireworks

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Most would agree on a wish for peace in the world, but with disagreement over what is peaceful patriotism. As an employee at a local hospital, I saw many caregivers were tired, sleepy and grumbling following the Fourth celebration until midnight and three other nights of explosives. There are plenty of other productive fundraisers. In addition to the danger, noise and the debris that is still blowing off my roof, creating endless cleanup, I had to wash my dog’s paws every day until it rained because it’s impossible to walk two miles in the neighborhood without tracking through the explosive powder residue.

Clark County has a savage, selfish and destructive policy that all other areas are intelligent enough to ban. Whose house will catch fire next year? Will it be yours?

Sally Stalnaker

Vancouver