Ever get a little nervous that fireworks displays on July 4 will accidentally set off a forest fire? In our neck of the woods, it’s a valid concern.
One of the largest July 4 fireworks displays will take place at the nearby Rose Bowl, and local firefighters teamed up Wednesday to spray the surrounding wilderness with 20,000 gallons of Phos-Chek, a special fire retardant that also contains fertilizer, according to the Pasadena Star-News. The and Pasadena Fire Department were on hand to get the job done.
The Star-News posted a photo gallery of the fire trucks and firefighters spraying down the area. Check it out here.
The Rose Bowl will host “Americafest 2012” on July 4, with festivities lasting all day. The parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m., and a festival with food and games for kids begins at 2:00 p.m. An All American Thrill Show with motocross stunts will kick off at 7: 25 p.m., and fireworks will start shortly after 9:00 p.m. Admission is $13.00, though kids 7-years-old and under are free. Get more info here.
The Rose Bowl is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive in Pasadena, 91103