Dodge City Fire Chief Kevin Norton says he will meet with the other nine members of the city’s Fireworks Committee within a week so the group can set a new date for the 15th annual Dodge City Fireworks Display. The pyrotechnic spectacle was cancelled on Independence day after Fire department officials reinstated a burn ban that included fireworks. It has been one of the hottest summers on record in Southwestern Kansas and Norton says he determined conditions were just too hot, dry, and unsafe to allow fireworks to proceed on the 4th of July. In addition to the public pyro display being delayed a ban on use of personal fireworks was also put back in place.
Norton says he spoke with representatives of Wald & Company All American Fireworks earlier this week to ascertain what dates the fireworks experts will be available to come back to Dodge. Norton will go over the possible dates with the Fireworks Committee and a new date for the display will settled on and announced. Norton says that he will likely lift the ban on the use of personal fireworks for the same day as the Community display only.
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