Town of Chino Valley cancels Fourth of July fireworks, celebration

Town of Chino Valley cancels Fourth of July fireworks, celebration
Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 21:12:55-04

The Town of Chino Valley has canceled its Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show.

"After meeting with the fire marshal, we (Town leadership) decided that it would be in the best interest of the entire area to cancel the event," said Mayor Darryl Croft in a prepared statement included in a news posted Thursday to the Town's social media channels 

"All of our first responders are so involved in the Goodwin Fire and their regular duties of keeping us all safe, we of course don't want to add to what they already have to handle."

The cancellation includes the Town's fireworks display, picnic and afternoon concert which was scheduled for Tuesday, July 4.

The Goodwin Fire sparked 14 miles south of Prescott Valley Saturday, June 24, and has burned 25,000 acres. Nearby towns have been evacuated because of the fire, which more than percent contained, according to officials who gave an update at a community meeting on Thursday.

Goodwin Fire updates: Current evacuations, pre-evacuations, containment, road closures and community meetings.

Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect the increase in containment for the Goodwin Fire from 25 percent to 40 percent.