As Kentuckians prepare for the Fourth of July, temperatures are expected to close in on the 100 degree mark. A hot dry fourth would create some additional concern for fire safety.
Fire officials every summer often suggest families attend professional fireworks shows. There are always safety issues related to back yard fireworks displays. But, this year, extremely dry conditions raise a real fire threat to brush and structures. In fact, State Fire Marshall Bill Swope says even some professionals are weighing their options.