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La Crosse Skyrockers prepare for tonight's Fourth of July Fireworks

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The La Crosse Skyrockers spent the day setting up for Riverfest's Fourth of July Fireworks show. Volunteers from the La Crosse area help organize the display.

The fireworks show is electronic run by a programed computer to ignite each individual firework. One of the firework shells the group will set off will shoot more than 1000 feet in the air.

With the increasing concern about firework safety public relations director Jonathan Vermes said they take every precaution to ensure a safe and eventful night.

"Safety comes first with the Skyrockers, we go with one of the safest methods possible by burying them," Vermes said. "If we have something called a flower pot happen where a shell detonates on the ground, it happens in the tube underground. That guarantees that regardless of what comes out of that shell it isn't going to hurt anybody." 

The firework show will start tonight at 10 p.m. at Riverside Park. 

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