Behind Mulcahy Stadium, in a parking lot between baseball fields and the Anchorage Football Stadium, Alaska Pyrotechnics has a lot of PVC pipes to deal with.
It's just after noon on Tuesday and Kylie Clark has a firework show to put on. Pipes, set into racks, are being staged in the parking lot. Long, heavy duty phone cables are strewn out on the ground. She's on the phone to the city trying to get a garbage collector out. They usually don't come on Tuesday, but the dumpster in front of the staging area -- where all of the fireworks will be carefully ignited at midnight -- is full of garbage and a potential fire hazard.
Oh, and the fireworks still haven't arrived.