Jun 18, 2012 6:51 PM by Lacey Steele

You cannot shoot your own fireworks this holiday season

In Pueblo County, they're trying to make sure the word is out: you can't shoot your own fireworks this Fourth of July.

As part of the statewide ban, those at the sheriff's office say fireworks are just too dangerous right now.

"Things that shoot up in the air, the aerials, and when those aerials go up, they have to come back down in the city," said Mark Mears, Emergency Services Chief at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. "If it's a large row of bushes that's got all the dried branches on the inside, it catches fire catches the houses on fire."

Instead they want everyone to try to attend one of these public shows in Pueblo County, either at the Riverwalk, Beacon Hill Speedway, or in Pueblo West.

They will have plenty of fire crews on hand to try and keep these safe.


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