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Auburn cancels fireworks show

AUBURN – More Fourth of July fireworks shows across Indiana are being called off because of the state’s drought conditions.

Fire department officials are asking people to refrain from shooting off fireworks on their own and the safety of many community shows are under review.

Auburn Kiwanis Club president Lauren Wagner told The Star of Auburn it decided to cancel its July 5 show because it wasn’t worth the safety risk.

Shows in the nearby communities of Lake James and Kendallville are still scheduled because their fireworks are shot over water.

The show in the town of Delphi near Lafayette also is canceled. Chamber of Commerce president Dale Seward told WLFI-TV that the fireworks company will use the payments toward this year’s show for the 2013 event.