(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — For many in southwest Kansas, last year's dry weather meant no fireworks on the Fourth of July.
This year the tradition should be back for celebrations in Dodge City. This week Dodge City commissioners voted to temporarily waive the city's fireworks ban on the fourth and fifth of July. The waiver does not apply to fireworks on public property.
Last Summer's extreme heat and dry conditions led many communities, including Dodge City, to not allow any fireworks on the Fourth. This year, fire officials say the do not see it as a problem. Still, they do say weather conditions are not ideal, and people should use common sense.
Fireworks will be allowed in Dodge City on July Fourth and fifth from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The annual community fireworks display is also set to take place this year.