IRON MOUNTAIN - Community fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day will be held throughout the area today.
The annual Iron Mountain-Kingsford community fireworks, organized by Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 50, will be held today at dusk from the top of Millie Hill.
In Norway, fireworks will be ignited from Norway Hill at dusk.
Claire, left, and Addison Rutter get in the Fourth of July spirit outside their home on Breen Avenue in Kingsford. Besides parades and festivities, area communities will be hosting fireworks displays tonight to celebrate Independence Day. Theresa Peterson/Daily News Photo
Fireworks will be held at the Felch Township Community Center at dusk today.
Fireworks will be launched over Fisher Lake in Florence, Wis., by the Florence Fire Department at dusk today.
Iron River Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. today.
In Alpha, viewing of the fireworks will be from the Alpha Pavilion at dusk today.
Elsewhere, many cities across the nation's drought-stricken southern tier from Arizona to Florida are banning fireworks sales because of wildfire risks.
New Mexico's governor banned fireworks on state and private lands and has pleaded with people not to buy or set off pyrotechnics.
Dozens of Texas cities have canceled shows, from large events in Austin and San Antonio to small-town celebrations.
Parts of nearly a dozen states, from the Southeast to the West, are in a severe drought. And wildfires have charred thousands of square miles this year.
While there have been a few protests and at least one unsuccessful court challenge, many people appear to understand the precautions.