Extra Precautions Being Taken for Pringles Park Fireworks
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn. - Officials spent all day Tuesday gearing up for the fireworks show at Pringles Park. That included taking extra precautions to make sure the display is safe, considering the extremely dry conditions and fire risk in the area.
Many cities and counties in West Tennessee have delayed or canceled fireworks displays because of the fire risk. There has not been rain in the area is more than three weeks.
Fire officials worked closely with the crew at Pringles Park to make sure the fireworks are the only things that are set on fire, Tuesday night. The area around the staging area for the fireworks was repeatedly watered throughout the day. Also, the Jackson and Madison County Fire Departments have agreed to have brush and tanker trucks in the area, as well as a number of firefighters on the ready.
The fireworks show begins immediately following the Jackson Generals game against the Montgomery Biscuits.