Thermopolis fireworks show set for Monday
June 30, 2022
The Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department is planning on holding their Independence Day fireworks show on Monday, July 4, according to Chief Mark Collins. The show will start just after it becomes dark. The show should last between 15 to 25 minutes and they will shoot off from atop T-Hill.
Collins said that the State Guard has prepped the launching area, sprayed it for weeds and added gravel.
Collins said that they ordered about $12,000 worth of fireworks with money left over from last year because in 2021 the fireworks show was canceled due to dry conditions and the high possibility of fire. However, Collins said the amount of money was down compared to previous years. Some of the costs have increased because of delivery. The supplies are coming from Riverton from the fireworks company Flying Phoenix. Collins added that the pyrotechnician Kevin Adams from Sheridan returns to guide the event.
Collins also reminds the public there is a Town of Thermopolis ordinance making it illegal to set off fireworks in the town limits. He added, “The Fire Department wants everyone to have a good and safe show. Happy Independence Day.”