Bans, cancellations and where to see fireworks in Alaska this 4th of July

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There are over 100 active fires burning throughout the state of Alaska, according to the Division of Forestry. To help people plan for the holiday, here is a list of show cancellations and where you can still see fireworks for the Fourth of July.


The Alaska State Fire Marshall's office last week suspended the sale and use of fireworks throughout much of the state due to hot, dry weather and "high to very high fire danger." The June 27 release stated the ban will remain in effect until further notice.

 State Fire Marshall Richard Boothby said, "[...] the safety of Alaskans and visitors is paramount. The suspension of the sale and use of fireworks will assist in protecting life and property."

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