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Firework season underway

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Firework season is under way and many stands are getting less customers than years before.

The common consensus is that fewer people are buying fireworks, but that doesn't mean the stands are making less money. In fact, the firework shop off of George Washington Way in Richland is making just as much money if not more than last year.

Manager from TNT Fireworks, Alexander Artega says the main reason is because the people that are buying the fireworks are spending more money. He says the average family is spending anywhere from $50 to $100.

"Last year we had more of a flow of people coming in. You would see rows and lines of people, but this year we have less people but they are buying more fireworks," said Artega.

Artega says they hope to make around $40,000 to $50,000. The money will go to a local church.