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Some Arizona cities cancel Fourth of July firework celebrations due to fire danger

Flagstaff cancels its Fourth of July fireworks
Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 19:06:26-04

Some Arizona cities are moving to cancel their Fourth of July fireworks celebrations as nearly two dozen fires are burning across the state as of Saturday.

The wildfires have also led officials to close multiple national foreststo visitors due to increased fire danger.

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On Friday, the City of Flagstaff announced its city-sponsored fireworks display scheduled at the Oakmont restaurant had been canceled.

Officials said Flagstaff is currently under Stage 4 Fire Restrictions, prohibiting the sale or use of fireworks within the city.

Earlier this week, Williams city officials announced their fireworks celebration was officially canceled.

The Town of Chino Valley also announced the cancellation of its planned fireworks celebration after considering the current fire restrictions throughout Yavapai County.

The town of Cave Creek will not be hosting a Fourth of July show this year as it is under a Stage 2 fire restriction, according to town officials.

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