LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock's Pops on the River will go on as scheduled regardless of extreme fire conditions.
Despite weeks of hot, dry weather, Tabitha Cunningham event manager with Pops on the River says, they don't anticipate any problems with tonights fireworks display.
"We've been doing this for 29 years, we've shot fireworks before with the burn ban. We have the support of the city, we have the fire department, the police, we have a licensed shooter that's been doing it for with us specifically for 5 years, we really have no concerns of about what's going to take place tonight."
Captain Jason Weaver with the Little Rock Fire Department says the display poses no more danger this year than in years past.
"First of all because they're shot over the river. Other displays were shut down or turned down because they were shot over land or residential areas."
The display is set up and shot off by a licensed pyro-technician and throughout the process, Weaver says the fire department will be on site with equipment ready to go.
"Carries 750 gallons on board, so if it's a small fire they can go up knock it out just immediately without even hooking to a hydrant."
Firefighters say their greatest concern this July 4th is not with a professional display over water, but Weaver says more with individuals shooting off their own fireworks.
"It seems like last year it was pretty dry and we were worried about it, but this year it's extreme. Every things dry and we've got a nice breeze that blows, helps cool us down, but it really perpetuates the fire, it spreads a lot faster."
And with this being one of the only displays making a bang this fourth of july, organizers are anticipating a good turnout.
The Little Rock Police Department will have 20 extra officers on patrol tonight as well as fire officials to issue citations to individuals shooting off fireworks.