From Utah to Indiana, several state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays, worried about triggering a wildfire, the Associated Press said Monday.
Some areas are also warning residents not to use fireworks in backyards.
But the July 4th celebration will go on in North Platte and most of Nebraska, Mayor Marc Kaschke told the Bulletin Monday afternoon.
After discussions with the city fire marshal and other officials, Kaschke said there would be no ban on fireworks in North Platte, but he stresses safety.
"We urge everyone to be extra safe, provide supervision and take precautions," he said.
The forecast for Independence Day is mostly sunny and hot with a high near 101. The wind will be light out of the south-southeast, around 5-8 mph, the national weather service said.
The sky will be partly cloudy Wednesday night, with a low around 71, the weather service said.
Fireworks Safety measures:
• Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
• Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
• Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
• Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
• Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
• Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
• Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
• After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
• Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.