MARBLE FALLS — A July Fourth fireworks display over Lake Marble Falls is still $4,000 short of its fundraising goal, but organizers say the real threat is the slim chance the show could be canceled because of wildfire conditions.
Although current plans call for the fireworks display to proceed on Independence Day, the continuing danger from fires due to a severe drought ultimately will be the determining factor, a city official indicated.
Parts of Burnet County — especially in the north — are considered among the driest in the region, with the chance of rain very unlikely anytime soon, meteorologists said.
Other municipalities are already canceling their displays.
“As of now, the scheduled display is a go,” said Marble Falls Fire Marshal Johnny Caraway. “We plan to have three fire trucks at the display and a command vehicle as well as several teams on fire watch. If it appears to be unsafe to the city, we may cancel the display.”