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Another Colorado community scraps July 4th fireworks

March 18, 2019

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Another Colorado mountain community is canceling its annual fireworks display and working on other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Leaders in Frisco decided last week to scrap the show partly because they say increased fire danger has become the norm at that time of year.

In January, the nearby ski resort town of Breckenridge announced it would no longer schedule Independence Day fireworks because of concerns of later having to cancel because of fire conditions. They also thought it might send the wrong message because of the typical fire concern during the summer.

In a statement Monday, officials in Frisco said they also feared their fireworks show, which would become the only one in Summit County, would draw a bigger crowd than they could easily handle.