I am sorry if this has been hashed over many times in the past. I looked through the safety forum and I could not find specific information on what is considered a safe site, from a fire standpoint. I saw a lot of posts about safety distance and some posts about dry conditions but nothing really specific.
How do I know when conditions are too dry? Is it safe as long as the plants in the area are green but the area is dry? How close is too close to trees?
I am going to shoot in the back yard 150-200 feet away from the house. There is a sizable swimming pool between the site and the house. Ground zero is cut grass. It is part of the lawn that is maintained. There might be saplings or trees less than 5 feet very close to the fireworks but I can get rid of those if need be. Large trees are 30 or more feet away. Nothing over the shoot site.
I am in Missouri, near St. Louis, and conditions are usually hot and humid on the 4th. Any thoughts appreciated.