Durango Cancels 4th of July Fireworks

Due to the Lightner Creek Fire and extreme fire conditions, the City of Durango 4th of July Fireworks display is cancelled.

From the City of Durango:  

Due to the Lightner Creek Fire and extreme fire conditions, the City of Durango 4th of July Fireworks display is cancelled.

The City has received the fireworks for the show, so the City will look to put on a fireworks show at a date to be determined later this year or early next year. As of right now, all other 4th of July activities are 
moving forward as planned.  Details about those events may be found here.

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Today's Weather

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    High: 84°F | Low: 59°F

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