Fireworks Stand Near Eureka Chosen for KSDK-TV Update Broadcast
Fireworks City stand manager Mary Corbett was interviewed by KSDK's crew Tuesday evening as the stand was shown as example of people's responsible approach to fireworks and extremely dry conditions in the St. Louis region.
When KSDK-TV broadcaster Elizabeth Matthews wanted an example of how Fourth of July revelers are combining fireworks with the extra safety precautions needed due to this year's extremely dry conditions, she headed to the fireworks stand that has been a steady Fourth of July fixture in the Eureka community for many years.
See previous Patch article: Fire Up for Fireworks Near Eureka
Fireworks City stand manager Mary Corbett told Matthews her buyers have been serious, respectful and responsible regarding how to still have some fun with fireworks but not cause undue risks. Some of the people interviewed for the segment said they deliberately were purchasing items that do not shoot into the sky this year, such as smoke bombs and sparklers.
Corbett offered several common-sense tips for those enjoying fireworks under these fire danger warning conditions:
- Never shoot fireworks where there is not a water supply accessible.
- Have a hose already ready before setting off fireworks.
- Have a bucket of water on standby right next to where fireworks are being used.
Eureka Fire Protection District spokesperson Scott Barthelmass also was interviewed for the segment. He said in his 20 years of firefighting, he has never seen Fourth of July conditions as dry as this year's situation.
Editor's Note: 2012 Eureka city fireworks were canceled, due to fire dangers, however remember that all the other planned festivities at Lions Park will go on tonight, including live music.
Eureka 4th of July Celebration Schedule of Events:
7:00 p.m. - Children's Activities, Food Sales Begin, Car Show Begins
7:10 p.m. - Presentation by Mayor Coffey
7:25 p.m. - National Anthem
7:30 p.m. - Hollywood 5 Concert, 1860s Vintage Base Ball Exhibition
9:00 p.m. - Children's Area Closes, Car Show Ends
10:30 p.m. - Event Concludes