(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — Dodge City residents waiting to shoot off fireworks from the Fourth of July will have to keep waiting.
The Dodge City Commission voted Tuesday to keep the city's fireworks ban in place over the Sept. 10 and 11 weekend.
The city usually lifts the ban for July Fourth, but did not this year because of high fire danger. There was a suggestion to lift the ban this weekend, but city commissioners voted against it because of continued dry conditions.
While it will not allow public fireworks yet, Dodge City does still plan to hold a professional fireworks display Sunday as part of a Sept. 11 event. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Garden in Wright Park. The community fireworks display will start at 9:00 p.m.