Citing extreme fire risk, Kiowa Fire Protection District officials have announced that the town’s annual Lights in the Sky Fireworks celebration and chili cook-off scheduled for June 29 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds has been canceled.
According to a June 24 press statement, continued dry, windy conditions, as well as statewide red-flag warnings contributed to the decision.
There are no plans to reschedule the event. Kiowa joins a growing list of other communities in canceling holiday fireworks shows.
Colorado Springs, Fremont County, Highlands Ranch, Monument and Commerce City have also canceled fireworks shows due to extreme fire risk.
For more information, contact Kiowa Fire Chief Gerry Lamansky at 303-621-2233.