TOMBALL, Texas – The Tomball Fire Department is canceling its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show because of drought conditions.
Fire officials said they’ve already responded to multiple grass and woods fires over the past few weeks, some of which have reached more than 50 acres in size.
The TFD said though their fireworks show is professionally managed by state-licensed pyrotechnic experts, the risk is just too great this year.
"In the past, we developed a safety plan to mitigate those risks and the show went on. This year, with the predicted weather conditions and the prevailing winds coming from the south, the debris field from the show is projected to fall north of Hicks Street and into a very dry heavily wooded residential area," the TFD said in a press release Tuesday.
The other Fourth of July activities scheduled to take place in the parking lot of the Target on FM 2920 at Parr Court will go on as planned, fire officials said.