History: Fire season | AspenTimes.com

History: Fire season

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With summer getting hot and fireworks on our minds (or lack thereof), the fire departments are always thinking about fire. In June of 1986, the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District conducted a training burn on an old home in the area to practice drills and various methods of fire suppression and rescue, according to The Aspen Times. They also hosted a Junior Fire Department Day with “a tour of the station, games, a movie, snacks and a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog.” A few days later, Snowmass Village held Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks on the 5th with a parade, lawn games, pool contests, an art contest and a “Fireworks Extravaganza” following a deck party with live music sponsored by the Fire Department.

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