Communities Snuffing Out Fireworks Displays As Heat Continues

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) –  You’ve heard the forecast…starting today and stretching into the foreseeable future, local temperatures will reach triple digits and will likely threaten decades-old records for daily highs.

But too hot to celebrate the nation’s birthday?

Not necessarily too hot, say fire officials, but certainly too dry.

The ongoing drought has already forced the cancellation of the annual community fireworks display in Farmington, and many other cities are considering doing the same thing.

Now comes word that Kirkwood officials may cancel their Independence Day fireworks.

Firefighters there are telling residents that it’s probably not a great idea to set off firecrackers in your own back yard.

With an eye toward what’s happening with that massive wildfire in Colorado, more communities may be calling off their public fireworks displays as we suffer through the days leading up to July 4th.


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