Two Area Communities Postpone July 4th Fireworks Displays For Very Different Reasons

Northwest Iowa — A pair of northwest Iowa communities were forced to postpone their Independence Day fireworks displays, but for very different reasons.

Officials with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce say the Tuesday night show was postponed due to impending weather, and has been re-scheduled for Wednesday evening (July 5th) at 10:00 pm at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

In Arnolds Park, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce was forced to postpone their July 4th fireworks display after a fire damaged the barge used to launch them. The fireworks show has been re-scheduled for this Saturday, July 8th.

KUOO news reports the barge used to launch the fireworks caught on fire at the conclusion of Monday night’s display on Big Spirit Lake. The Spirit Lake Fire Department and Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene. Fire extinguishers were used to put out the fire. No injuries were reported, but officials say there was enough damage to the barge that repairs are required before another show can be launched.

(Courtesy of Community First station KUOO in Spirit Lake)



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