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Can you light fireworks this 4th? Here’s the info

Posted: 9:20 AM, Jul 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-01 11:20:16-04

 

The 4th of July is just days away and even with the reduced fire risk, fireworks are not allowed in Colorado Springs city limits. Patrols will be on the lookout for violators.

This year CSFD is allowing folks to come to any fire station in the area and drop off illegal fireworks you may have, no questions asked.

Not only are fireworks dangerous to handle, they also pose a fire risk.

“People look outside it’s beautiful, it’s green, don’t let that mislead you,” said CSFD Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper.

“The grasses dry out very quickly, so we still have a fire danger,” Cooper continued. “We’re starting to see grass fires around the area.”

In El Paso County if it flies through the air, explodes or shoots any flames it’s not allowed! That includes bottle rockets, firecrackers and roman candles. Violators could face a fine and even jail time.

Permissible fireworks in El Paso County include fountains, ground spinners, smoke bombs and sparklers.

In Fountain, permissible fireworks are fine within city limits. However, if the firework flies through the air,  explodes, or shoots flaming balls it’s illegal.

In Pueblo City and County, if the firework flies or explodes it’s illegal.

Of course officials are encouraging folks to attend one of the popular firework shows put on by the pros.