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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Ryan Daniel announced Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks, which were scheduled for July 3 at Morsches Park, are being postponed. â€śWe were hoping for a different outcome, but for the safety of our homes and residents, we are going to postpone the annual fireworks display,â€ť Daniel said in a press release.
City Officials are working to reschedule the event which included fireworks, games and a performance by Spike and the Bulldogs.
â€śWeeks without rain and plenty of dry vegetation have dramatically increased the fire hazard,â€ť said Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
â€śWith rainfall being over eight inches below normal, since April 1, Mother Nature has forced our hand.â€ť
The future date of the fireworks and concert will be announced once rescheduled.