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City of Lead cancels fireworks display

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The city of Lead has canceled its annual Fourth of July fireworks display due to high fire danger in the Black Hills.

City administrator Mike Stahl says the last time Lead canceled its fireworks display was a decade ago during the Grizzly Gulch Fire that hit the area.

Stahl says most of the fireworks go off above the Open Cut of the former Homestake Mine, but the show is being scrapped because there's a chance embers might blow into nearby resident's yards.

Belle Fourche and Sturgis still plan on having professional fireworks shows, but both cities have banned the use of personal fireworks.

Meanwhile, national parks in western South Dakota have imposed restrictions on campfires and smoking.

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