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Aspen cancels Fourth of July fireworks show

ASPEN, Colo. — Officials in Aspen have announced next week’s Fourth of July fireworks show has been canceled after a long week of hot and dry weather.

Fire districts and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office looked at vegetation concerns in the area, and decided it would be safest for neighboring residents and areas to cancel the firework show.

The Aspen Fire Department said the other events and activities previously planned for Tuesday in the town will go on as planned.