Colorado Communities Canceling July 4 Fireworks

June 29, 2012

Nearly two dozen Colorado communities are canceling their July 4th fireworks displays because of high fire danger, including two regions that are still fighting wildfires.

Boulder officials announced that the annual Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast fireworks show at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field has been cancelled as crews fight the Flagstaff Fire just west of the city. Colorado Springs is also fighting a major wildfire and city officials said they can’t spare any resources to protect commercial fireworks.

Several communities, including Estes Park, where 22 homes were destroyed earlier this week, are postponing their displays, while others are holding celebrations with dances and music without the fireworks.

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