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A Mountain fireworks enjoyed from all over

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The allure of fireworks set off from Tucson’s A Mountain is enough to turn empty parking lots into makeshift picnic areas and parks.

Frankie Salazar pulled in to the empty lot next to Mercado San Augustin long before the crowds arrived for Fourth of July fireworks. Tasked with feeding roughly 25 family members, Salazar said he had the coals lit by 2:30 p.m.

“I’m not the type of guy to say ‘Hey, that’s my spot’,” he said. “It’s more like ‘Hey, how’s it going, we have extra food.’ It’s all there for them.”

Salazar’s picnic didn’t get washed out, but a few rain drops kept the mention of monsoon on some people’s minds. Angela Watkins, enjoying her first Independence Day in Tucson, said she welcomed the relief that the monsoon might bring.

“It's better than like 120 degrees,” she joked. “I'm tan enough already!”

Ashley Fausto and her family left their home on the south side of Tucson for a closer look at the action on A Mountain. She said the enjoyment of fireworks comes from who you’re with when they go off, not where you’re watching them.
“We’re in a parking lot, absolutely, but there doesn’t have to be anything fancy around it,” she said. “It’s just as good as anything else."

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