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As it’s done for years, the city of El Reno will be putting on quite the show for Independence Day. The launching of rockets and the resulting airborne explosions of neon colors will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. July 4.

The fireworks will be popped at Lake El Reno. An Oklahoma company, Western Enterprises, has been hired by the city to light the firecrackers. Nearly 2,000 shells will be discharged into the sky as music plays in the background, and the show is expected to last around 20 minutes. The fire department will be on hand for fire and safety precautions.

Citizens are welcome to attend the display or to watch from their homes, though they are not allowed to pop their own fireworks. The south side of the lake will be closed during the show, and people at the lake will be asked to stay on the north side of the swimming area to watch the action.

City and fire department officials encourage spectators to have a good time while taking precautions to stay safe.

The fire department also warns that fireworks are not permitted to be set off anywhere within city limits.

Lake El Reno will be open for the holiday for camping, swimming and boating.

At Lucky Star in Concho, Fourth of July fun will begin that day at 4 p.m. There will be free food, inflatables, music and the fireworks show at dusk.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to view the display.

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought on the premises, officials said.