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Kan. state parks restrict fireworks

Published on -7/3/2012, 1:58 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Dry conditions across Kansas are prompting state officials to curb use of fireworks at state parks and lake for the July 4 holiday.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Tuesday that only two of the state's 26 state parks will allow personal fireworks to be used on the holiday. Visitors may use them in restricted areas of Perry State Park and at Elk City State Park.

Professional fireworks displays have been canceled at Cedar Bluff, Lovewell, Kanopolis, Prairie Dog and Wilson state parks. Professional displays are still scheduled near Milford State Park, Pomona State Park and Tuttle Creek State Park.

Park officials are also advising visitors to heed weather advisories to avoid dangerous health conditions brought on by the excessive heat.

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