For those that are wondering "What happened with the Fireworks":
The very dedicated team of volunteer pyrotechnicians had our show set up and ready to go at 9:30pm. However, many people in the community assumed the law concerning fireworks did not apply to them, and started several brush fires around town. The fire trucks that we require to be at our shoot site, had to leave and put out the other fires so we were on a delay.
The fire trucks returned at approx 10:30pm and our show was released for shooting. There was a delay of about 10 min during our show were the fire truck put out small brush fires that were expected (and why we require them). The show was released to shoot again and the fireworks resumed.
About 25 min into our show, another community member, again, decided the laws didn't apply to them and started shooting fireworks off on the south side of 50a just east of Pioneer Crossing. This caused a large fire which shut down 50a. We stopped our show again as the fire trucks were needed there and the homes in that area needed to be evacuated.
Once all the fires, started by the illegal use of fireworks not our show, were put out we were given the go ahead by the fire Marshall to shoot the finale. As sonme of you were aware, happened at 2am on July 5th. Since the finale was wired we are required to shoot it off for safety reasons. We did have a fire truck on site with us.
We do still have some fireworks that were not wired and not shot off, that we were able to get the fireworks company to store for us. We will be attempting to get the City and state to allow us to shoot off during December.
Thank you you all for your patience, and we hope the bad apples in the community that started the fires don't ruin this event for the rest of us!
Fernley 4th of July
PO Box 1776
Fernley, NV 89408
Phone: 775 575-7163
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