Lawton_ A committee, appointed by Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch, recommended a ban on the sale of fireworks within the city limits following a meeting Wednesday at City Hall.
The ban was requested by Lawton's fire chief and fire marshal, who cited safety concerns, and financial loss, in terms of the manpower needed each year to fight fireworks-related fires.
The ban would not take effect until July 6, 2014, to give local businesses time to adjust. The recommendation must still gain the approval of the City Council. It will be placed on the agenda for the October 22nd meeting.