Coldwater (WTVB) Reports from local law enforcement agencies in Branch County indicate it was a safe holiday yesterday on the fireworks scene. Coldwater City Police say last night’s fireworks show at Heritage Park drew a good crowd and basically went off without a hitch. This July 4th turned out to be less of a disaster than some had feared. Warnings, requests and pleas from fire departments and safety experts urging people not to blow off their own fireworks seemed to fall on deaf ears as some neighborhoods sounded quite noisy. The fear of course was setting off grass fires or even building fires. Fire departments were on alert and manpower beefed up in most communities to rush to any fires, but most reported fewer fires than they expected.
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