Denison Fireworks Show Preparations

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DENISON, TX - It is the 4th of July, and firework shows are a tradition, but lack of rain has caused burn bans, and even forced some areas to cancel their firework shows, but the Denison Fire Department says they're having their show as planned and they are prepared.

"We have overtime coming in to actually work the show we'll man a brush truck down there to put out any spot fires or anything that happens in the field where they're being set off." said Captain Bruce Geilhausen.

The fireworks show held at Munson stadium has been a Denison tradition for over 20 years now, but the lack of rain and severe dry conditions in the area has some nearby residents concerned.

"Oh the grass gotta be careful with the grass because it's real dry and can turn a fire on real quick." said Robert Garza.

One man says he's watches the show from his friends porch across the street every year.
He's a little concerned about the dry conditions, so he's glad to know the fire department is prepared.

"Well as far as I know Grayson county is not in a drought right now but they're still taking precautions." said Red.

The Denison Fire Department has been coordinating the city's fireworks show for the past 22 years so when it comes to firework safety they say they've got it covered.

"We haven't had problems in the past and I guess the people putting it on the chief has assessed all that and said that we're good to go we'll just take extra precautions with manned fire trucks and brush trucks in that area and we should be alright." said Geilhausen.

The gates open at Munson stadium at 7 o'clock tonight, and the fire work show begins at dark.

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