Some groups are considering canceling their traditional fireworks extravaganzas this Fourth of July because of the hot, tinder dry conditions.
Authorities say fireworks shows are still on at most big show sites in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities throughout California. But some of the pyrotechnics designed for business celebrations, company picnics and promotional events have been scrapped.
Laser light show producers say calls about their shows are 20 times higher this year than last year.
A 30-minute outdoor lazer light show will be featured in Sonora this Fourth of July at Christian Heights Church.