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St. Charles: July 4th Event Will Include Fireworks

St. Charles officials are keeping an eye on the heat as other cities consider canceling fireworks on the fourth of July.

will host the annual Riverfest Fourth of July celebration in this year, complete with a parade and fireworks. 

As of Thursday afternoon, the city was still planning to shoot off fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on July 4. Some Missouri communities have opted to cancel the fireworks displays because the high heat and drought increase chance of a fire. plans to cancel the fireworks display. Some news organizations have reported that Kirkwood is considering canceling the fireworks show.

St. Charles spokeswoman Carol Felzien said the city and officials planned to discuss the matter on Monday. 

"Nothing has been canceled," she said. "We'll just sort of revisit the subject and see if there's any change after a very hot weekend." 

Director of Administration Chuck Gross reminded residents to be careful with fireworks when the area has been under hot conditions. Any use of open fires at this time has been discouraged and residents should be sure to have a water source nearby.

“Because of the heat and dry conditions, you might want to reconsider shooting off fireworks this year or consider going to a professional fireworks display in your community. But if you choose to use fireworks, please be careful and consider the conditions," he said in a press release. 

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