City of Delavan cancels 4th fireworks
DELAVAN The city of Delavan has canceled its July 4th Fireworks at Veteran's Park due to dry conditions, and will implement a burning ban beginning Tuesday, July 3, according to city officials.
The rest of the Let Freedom Ring celebration will go on as planned.
The decision was made Monday afternoon following discussions between Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis and Fire Chief Neill Flood.
The city joins a growing number of other communities in the area to ban fireworks.
The Fontana Fire Department has issued a burning ban for the village of Fontana on Geneva Lake until further notice, citing severe dry conditions, a red flag warning by the state of Wisconsin, and forecasts for warm, windy conditions with little to no anticipated imminent prolonged rainfall.
Prohibited during the ban will be any open burning, all forms of outside burning, campfires, recreational fires and private fireworks displays or discharge of any kind. All grilling on public property also is prohibited. Residents are strongly urged to constantly supervise all outdoor grilling on private property and to extinguish all grills prior to leaving the cooking area .
Fontana plans to continue with the official July 4th fireworks celebration at the village beach, because that the fireworks show is discharged over open water from a floating platform, according to a news release.
The Fontana Fire Department will be on site as usual during the celebration to monitor the fireworks and conditions.
This burning ban will be in effect until climate conditions improve and the ban is lifted by the fire department.
Other communities with bans in effect include: The city of Lake Geneva; Delavan, East Troy, Geneva, Linn, Richmond, Spring Prairie, Troy townships; and the villages of Bloomfield, Fontana, Genoa City and Williams Bay.