Fireworks delayed at John Stiff Park Sunday night

Amarillo, TX - The annual fireworks show sponsored by Amarillo Globe News Sunday night began about 45 minutes late, causing some to wonder if the show had been canceled.

The publisher of the Globe News, Les Simpson, tells NewsChannel 10 the decision to delay the show was made by the Fire Marshal due to 30 mile-per-hour winds.

Fire officials were concerned some of the hot embers could have been blown into residential areas rather than the intended target of McDonald Lake.

An estimated 35,000 people came out for the Independence Day celebration.