‘Too close for comfort’ — Woman plans to leave town to avoid neighbor’s Fourth of July fireworks

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 22:29:42-04

WYOMING, Mich. -- As the Fourth of July approaches next Monday, a lot of people are planning fireworks-filled celebrations.

However, some are already raising concerns that this year's backyard celebrations will get out of hand.

Julie Geyer of Wyoming is leaving town with her family and dog because she's worried her neighbor's fireworks display is going to be even more explosive than last year's.   During the 2015 celebration, falling debris damaged her car, burned her lawn and even sparked a fire in her neighbor's yard.

She says the celebrations were "too close for comfort," adding that complaining to Wyoming city officials hasn't helped.

"They told me to take my kids and my son, or my dogs, to go to a hotel and don't come back until the morning," Geyer said.  "I have to go to the vet to get tranquilizers for my dogs.  That's not right, either."

Fire officials FOX 17 spoke to are reminding everyone to be courteous and use common sense during the holiday.

List of public fireworks displays around West Michigan