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Colorado: Breckenridge cancels July 4 fireworks

Breckenridge cancels Fourth of July fireworks display.

Drought conditions and fire danger prompts caution

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Ongoing drought conditions in the Colorado high country have prompted the town of Breckenridge to cancel an evening fireworks display, though all other Independence Day activities are still a go.

The combination of beetle-killed trees and a very dry winter puts our community at risk for a wildfire,” said Breckenridge Mayor John Warner, adding that the town consulted with the local fire department before making the decision to cancel the show. If the dry spell ends and conditions improve, the town may decide to reinstate the fireworks. Continue reading

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