(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — Facing extreme heat and continued drought, Dodge City says no to fireworks this Fourth of July.
City Commissioners in Dodge City held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss fireworks this Fourth. Previously the city issued a waiver allowing fireworks July 2, 3 and 4. Today, commissioners voted to rescind that waiver, citing concerns over the severe drought.
A public fireworks display scheduled for July 4 will be postponed until a future date. Other events planned at the Boot Hill Museum will continue as scheduled.
At least six southwest Kansas counties and Garden City are banning fireworks this year over concerns about continued drought conditions.