Fourth Of July Fireworks Banned In Some States Over Drought

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In previous years, a global epidemic has prevented people from celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, but in 2022, drought and excessive heat will provide fresh difficulties.

Nearly half of the US mainland is still experiencing drought, according to the most recent data from the US Drought Monitor. The monsoon rains are giving the Southwest’s parched landscapes the much-needed reprieve they require. Many places are still experiencing drought, though.

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Large fireworks displays frequently take place over water to prevent wildfires since hot weather, dry vegetation, and explosions may be dangerously dangerous together.

An estimated 19,500 fires are started by fireworks annually, and more fires are recorded on July 4th than any other day of the year.

Some cities in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas have completely canceled fireworks displays due to the potential of wildfires and drought. Drones are being used as a substitute for traditional fireworks displays in some towns.

A coordinated light show is created by the drones of Denver-based Hire UAV Pro. The owner claimed that because of the severe drought, they have been receiving calls from all across the West asking them to provide an alternative to pyrotechnics.

The West and Texas have a list of fireworks restrictions and cancellations below because of weather-related reasons.

The West and Texas have a list of fireworks restrictions and cancellations below because of weather-related reasons.

Phoenix has canceled its three biggest fireworks displays this year, but the city gave access to fireworks supply chain challenges rather than wildfire worries as the cause.

Due to worries about wildfires, Flagstaff will employ a laser light display this year instead of pyrotechnics. Midway through June, the Pipeline Fire broke out roughly 6 miles to the north of Flagstaff, eventually devouring more than 26,500 acres.

Thanks to the recent monsoon rains, several citywide fire bans have been relaxed. Fire restrictions are now in Stage 0 for Flagstaff.