Pyrotechnicians Preparing For Independence Day Show
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Pyrotechnicians could be found in the heat setting up for Wednesday night's fireworks show, held at the College of Southern Idaho.
Ninety degree temperatures didn't prevent pyrotechnicians from doing what they do best.
Pyrotechnician Neil Christensen says, "this is our third show in five days, we started out with the Glanbia Show on Saturday, the 30th. We did the Magic Valley Speedway Show last night and then this one. So it's been a lot of long days for us."
Setting up the display takes time and effort, not to mention a sense of awareness.
"You have to be very cautious to handle these."
The show is expected to last a little over 20 minutes, featuring more than 2,000 effects.
Christensen adds, "we have a lot of surprises out there. We have a smiley face or two, palm trees, bowties, all kinds of fun stuff."
While the College of Southern Idaho campus will be crowded tonight,
there's a possibility you won't need to leave home to catch a glimpse.
Yyou might be able to see it from Filer, Kimberly possibly. These will go up 500 feet."
But if you do hope to catch the best seat in the house, come early, be safe and enjoy the show.
Officials recommend you get to the campus early. North College Road will be closed at seven tonight. At nine, police will be closing down sections of Falls and Washington Streets.
The show is expected to start at ten.