In the wake of low moisture and high temperatures police and fire officials issued the following statement:
"Due to the extreme heat and dry weather conditions, the Nashville Police and Fire Departments are enacting a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of illegal fireworks in Davidson County.
There is an especially high risk that fireworks could ignite grass and brush fires that could quickly engulf residential areas and endanger lives.
The Metro Nashville Police Department is reminding Nashvillians that it is illegal to sell at retail or use fireworks in Davidson County, with the exception of properly permitted public displays. Fireworks violations observed by police officers will result in the issuance of misdemeanor citations and/or the confiscation of fireworks."