City fireworks still on; park burning ban still in effect
Kenosha’s holiday fireworks display along Lake Michigan is expected to take place Wednesday night, despite continued hot and dry weather. A burning ban remains in effect in all City of Kenosha Parks, the city announced today.
Here is the full statement:
A burning ban announced on June 28 remains in effect in all City of Kenosha Parks and will remain in place until further notice, according to Fire Chief John Thomsen. The burning ban follows a recommendation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which has placed Southeastern Wisconsin under a “Very High” fire condition warning: “Very dangerous fire conditions exist. Fires start easily, spread rapidly and are difficult to control. Burning is not recommended.” The ban on all open fires in city parks includes no fires in outdoor grills (and no use of charcoal in the grills); no use of fire rings or fireplaces; no fireworks of any type, and no careless use of smoking materials. Propane grills may be used, but people should use caution. Fire officials are very concerned about the chances of fires spreading due to the large expanses of dormant, dry grass in the parks. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the professional fireworks display on the evening of July 4, sponsored by Walgreens with support from the City of Kenosha and Kenosha County. Fireworks will begin after dark, at approximately 9:30 p.m.”