Manitou Springs cancels fireworks for Independence Day

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 12:57:36-04

The Independence Day fireworks display in Manitou Springs is canceled due to high fire danger and fire restrictions.

If you’re looking for regulated fireworks events in the area check out Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek and Fort Carson’s events – HERE. The link includes Independence Day events from across the region.

On June 6th, Manitou Springs Fire Chief John Forsett, ordered fire restrictions for the city.

The restrictions include an open burning ban and outdoor smoking ban. The Open Burn Ban prohibits the use of any outside fire, including campfires, warming fires, all solid fuel burning fireplaces (e.g. fire bits, fire tables, and chimineas) and cooking appliances (e.g. charcoal BBQ grills, smokers, and pellet grills).

The open burn ban excludes liquid propane fueled or gas fueled open flame cooking devices, such as grills or camping stoves, with a 10-foot separation from combustion materials. 

The Outdoor Smoking Ban prohibits the use of any tobacco product or similar material in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes outdoors. This excludes smoking in enclosed buildings or structures, and along Manitou Avenue. Discarding of a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe tobacco products is strictly prohibited.

According to a release, these bans do not apply to compliant fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in private residences. If and when weather patterns change, these restrictions will be adjusted accordingly.