Arizona ranked one of the most 'dangerous' states for Fourth of July

Posted: Updated:
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

The Fourth of July is a day marked with celebration, fun and fireworks, but in Arizona it's been "marked" as dangerous and a day to take extra precautions.

"We want to make sure we're as safe as possible when using permissible fireworks," said Phoenix Fire Inspector, Dan Farren. 

[RELATED: Arizona events for 4th of July 2018]

According to recent article by ASecureLife, Fourth of July weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends of the year. And Arizona ranked the sixth in most dangerous states due to impaired drivers and wildfire hazard here in Arizona.

With 97 percent of the state under severe drought conditions and record heat, the threat of wildfires is a huge concern. Those conditions, along with fireworks, could make for a dangerous combination.

[RELATED: Despite high fire danger, most fireworks shows around the state still scheduled]

Because of the fire threat, some cities and towns around the state have already cancelled their fireworks show. That list includes:

  • Cave Creek
  • Flagstaff
  • Globe
  • Williams

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2018 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.