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Fireworks back after last years drought: Firefighters call for caution

Fireworks warning
Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 03, 2019

PUEBLO WEST — Fireworks are selling fast at local stands this year. The 4th of July tradition returns after last years heightened fire danger.

It prompts words of caution from some local fire departments. " We want to make sure we get the word out to enjoy the time, but do it safely," said Pueblo West Fire Department, Division Fire Chief, Brad Davidson. Bans lifted, but that doesn't mean anything goes.

There are the big shows for the 4th—then a lot of people who want an after party with their own smaller version. “There is a state statute out there that anything in the state of Colorado that goes in the air and goes boom, flies through the air and explodes, it is illegal no matter where it's at,” said Davidson.

It is up to individuals to know the rules in their own community. Fireworks are okay in Pueblo; they are illegal in the City of Colorado Springs.