HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — So it’s almost the 4th of July, and if you’re headed to any of the fireworks shows this weekend, the problem is the ground is incredibly dry and as you can assume, dry ground and fireworks don’t mix. So are any of the shows at risk for being canceled?
According to Karl Olson, Chairman of the Hamden Volunteer Firefighter Fireworks Committee, “People start coming here at about 8 o’clock in the morning.”
Karl has been leading the charge to fill this massive field with nearly 30,000 people every year for the 4th of July celebration in Hamden.
Now in most cases, it’s rain that can put a hold on the fireworks shows, but the concern is that our weather has been so dry that fire danger is extremely high. Thankfully Hamden is ready to go!
“One of the benefits to going to a professional show is that you have emergency services looking out for who is lighting them off, who are watching the area,” said Tim Lunn, Deputy Fire Marshal of Hamden.
And just like in years past, Hamden and other towns in Connecticut will adapt to the drier conditions by spraying down areas at risk for sparks from the fireworks.
So when the fireworks fly, you can sit back and relax just a little bit more knowing that everything will be as safe as can be at your towns show this Independence Day weekend!