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Jul 2, 2011 3:51 PM by Matt Stafford

Think before you light

Thinking about setting off fireworks this weekend in Colorado Springs? Think again.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department will be running patrols through Monday; they'll be confiscating fireworks and issuing tickets.

The department wants to remind people that fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs and fire conditions have been extremely high. They say a fire started by fireworks threatening property is a crime of arson. You can receive a fine of up to $500 dollars and up to 90 days in jail for possession, use, or the sale of fireworks.

CSFD has set up drop-off boxes at all 20 fire stations around the city where you can leave fireworks for no penalty.

For the locations of fire stations, click here.

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