ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Aspen has canceled their Independence Day fireworks celebration.
“Give the hot and dry weather our area has experienced over the past week and a forecast showing no substantial change, we at Aspen Fire have made the decision to cancel the fireworks display,” the Aspen Fire Protection District said in a statement.READ MORE: Semi Carrying Lemons Bursts Into Flames Causing Backups, Delays On EB I-70 Near Colorado Mills Parkway
The fireworks were supposed to blast off at 9:15 p.m. on July 4th over Aspen Mountain.READ MORE: FAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver
An Old Fashioned celebration beginning at 8 a.m., which will include a carnival and parade among other activities, will still be held.
The department says that the decision was not an easy one, and one in which they consulted the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and neighboring fire districts, but one they believe “was the right thing to do in the spirit of safety.”MORE NEWS: Punch Bowl Social Reopens South Broadway Location In Denver