This city is built of wood from the forests round about, and whilst the winters and springs are wet and rainy the summers and autumns are often hot and dry. As a result, despite an efficient Fire Department, fires are a big problem and over the centuries, there have been at least three major fires that have burnt large parts of the city down. Despite repeated Mayors Orders to stop building with wood and thatch, these orders are widely disregarded by the vast majority of the citys residents.
Recently one of the Small Town Festivals, a holiday celebrating victory in a battle centuries ago, has been banned despite widespread opposition by those determined to celebrate come what may. The problem is that it involves widespread use of firecrackers and other fireworks and with the summer as dry as it is, there is a great worry that the entire city risks going up in flames. The underworld of the city, because of the money they can get, have started a black market in fireworks which the City Marshals are trying their hardest to clamp down on. The PCs might either be trying to organize an illegal fireworks display or be trying to clamp down on it.