With the hot, dry weather, the Knoxville Fire Department is taking precautions so Knoxville's annual Festival on the Fourth goes off safely.
Starting Wednesday at 4:00 pm, KFD will have its fire boat out on the river.
Crews will spray down the south bank of the river between the Henley and Gay Street bridges, to lessen the chance of a fireworks starting a fire in the woods. The boat will also stay out on the water during the fireworks show.
At last year's Boomsday, the fire boat was put to the test when a fire started on a rail car sitting on the railroad tracks.
Crews quickly responded, putting the fire out in just a few minutes.
"To have it there on the water, already in place and ready to go, is a tremendous time saver and it's just a benefit," said Captain DJ Corcoran, KFD spokesperson.
KFD will also have several fire engines in place for tomorrow night's fireworks show
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will start playing at 9 pm, with the fireworks scheduled to start around 9:35 pm. If you can't get downtown for the festivities, you can watch them live on Channel 10.