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For some, festive holidays and family fun go hand in hand with fireworks. But when the 2007 drought is figured in, local firefighters hope that enjoying fireworks this year won't have brush fires burning out of hand.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many reporting stations in the parched Carolinas are experiencing their driest year on record, which dates back to the 1880s. Right now, the Piedmont has experienced an almost 17-inch precipitation deficit for the year.
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