Jun 24, 2013 6:39 PM by Alyse Rzemek
Stage one fire restrictions have been in place for several weeks. One of those restrictions is no fireworks. In light of the fires and high potential of more fires, Pueblo Police are enforcing a fireworks ban on sales and usage of fireworks.
Pueblo Fire Chief Chris Riley says the fire department and police are working together on enforcing the ban on enforcement. " Very close partnership with the Pueblo Police Department, so if anyone is using any kind of fireworks at all! They will be fine," Chief Riley said.
If you are caught lighting fireworks, you could face a fine up to $1,000. Chief Riley is calling on the community to be mindful of this year's fire danger. "Asking the citizens on behalf of fire safety in our community. Please do not use any type of fireworks at all. Throughout Fourth of July and the summer.. it's illegal!"
However, the ban does not affect community firework shows scheduled in Pueblo and Pueblo West.
The HARP foundation will host the annual "Rollin' on the Riverwalk" at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. The event will be complete with fireworks and local musicians. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission for the concert will be $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 3 are free. The firework show will begin at dusk.
In Pueblo West they will hold their annual " Wet & Dry" parade. At sundown, the Pueblo West Fire Department orchestrates a display of fireworks that can be seen from almost every property in Pueblo West.