Hoffman Estates shortening July Fourth fireworks
The debris from a series of fireworks warehouse explosions in China last year is settling on Hoffman Estates.
The explosions have caused a fireworks shortage, resulting in higher prices for fireworks shows American companies like Melrose Pyrotechnics put on each year. Prices generally have increased by 10 to 15 percent.
The result is Hoffman Estates’ July 4 fireworks display will be three minutes shorter compared to 2008.