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Flagstaff cancels fireworks because of extreme fire danger

In this May 24, 2018 file photo signs are posted at trails leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., telling the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. The partial closures in a handful of Arizona’s national forests represent a small percentage of the land overall. But they’re putting a damper on camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking in popular recreation areas. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

In this May 24, 2018 file photo signs are posted at trails leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., telling the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. The partial closures in a handful of Arizona’s national forests represent a small percentage of the land overall. But they’re putting a damper on camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking in popular recreation areas. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff has canceled its annual fireworks display because of extreme fire danger.

The city has been under fire restrictions that prohibit the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks since late May. Conditions are expected to stay dry with no rain in sight.

Flagstaff will mark the July Fourth holiday with a parade, concert and activities outside a local restaurant.

City spokeswoman Claire Harper said Friday the city had not purchased the fireworks before deciding to cancel the display.

Fireworks shows also have been canceled in Williams and Cave Creek.

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