As Hailey, Idaho in the US gets ready for the 4th of July celebrations, Fire Chief Mike Chapman has a few safety concerns:

There won’t be as many shells fired this year for the Hailey Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza, but spectators nonetheless can expect “more bang for the buck,” said Hailey Fire Chief Mike Chapman.


Chapman asks spectators to leave their own fireworks, especially the illegal ones, at home.

“I hate to say it, but we don’t want it to be like Beirut,” he said.

I hate to say it but Mike Chapman, you’ve just scored yourself a Looks Like Beirut Certificate. Congratulations and enjoy the fireworks!