City officials in Kyle were expecting they would have no choice but to ban their Fourth of July fireworks display, thanks to the ongoing drought. But after talking about it with firefighters and the county, the show is moving ahead after all.
“We thought for a long time it would be [canceled],” City of Kyle spokesman Jerry Hendrix told KUT News. “We have a very safe location. We have clearances from all the fire jurisdictions here in our area. We have contingency plans in place to prevent fires and address them quickly should they start.”
The fireworks will be shot off at the southwest corner of Kyle Parkway and Kohler's Crossing at the Plum Creek Golf Course's Practice/Driving Range. The area is covered in short, green grass, Hendrix said.
Austin, Round Rock, and other municipalities have canceled their fireworks displays because of hazardous fire conditions caused by the drought. Kyle is expecting a larger than usual crowd as a result.
“We’ll be ready for them,” Hendrix said.
Here's what Kyle's fireworks show looked like on July 4, 2009.