Firework shortage expected after pandemic blew up supply chain

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ST. LOUIS– You may have a hard time getting fireworks for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. Supplies in fireworks warehouses are very low, mainly because sales were at an all-time high during the pandeimc.

There’s also been shipping issues and production costs in Asia have skyrocketed.

If you are buying fireworks this year expect to pay up to 30% more.

A Kansas City area firework stand owner said people who wait until July 2 might be pretty disappointed when they walk into the store.

The expected shortage means some of those fireworks stands we are used to seeing every year not even open.

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