Fort Collins 4th of July City Park fireworks display cancelled

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July
English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The City of Fort Collins has announced the cancellation of the annual 4th of July fireworks display at City Park, John Litel, City of Fort Collins – Parks and Recreation, said in a press release. The cancellation comes as nearly a dozen wildfires are burning in Colorado. All other events at this year’s 4th of July City Park celebration – which is also the 100th anniversary of the park – are still scheduled as planned.

“The City wanted to avoid prematurely canceling this long standing community tradition, but with the extreme nature of fires currently burning across our state in addition to a 10-day forecast with no expected reprieve, we believe this to be the most prudent course of action,” City Manager Darin Atteberry said in a press release.