Video: Drones Replace Fireworks in Fourth of July Celebrations

US cities abandon tradition, go high tech

Image Credits: USA Today / Youtube screenshot.

Some areas across the US are celebrating the Fourth of July by using drones rather than fireworks.

With a major heatwave affecting a majority of the country, many regions have turned to drones to avoid wildfire hazards.

USA Today reports cities in California, Colorado and Arizona are eliminating fireworks displays in drought-prone regions.

Can the Fourth truly be honored without loud booms and dazzling sparkles?