PUEBLO WEST — Pueblo West Fire Chief, Brian Caserta announced Monday that the Pueblo West community fireworks display has been canceled.
In a release, Pueblo West said the cancellation was prompted by current dry conditions, limited resources, and a primary goal of community fire safety being of the utmost importance.
The release also said the current county fire ban and two recent fires in the county were also considered in the decision to cancel the event.
“This has been a hard decision to make given we wanted to provide our community something they could enjoy in light of what we all have been going through with COVID-19 and the many restrictions we all have endured over the last several months,” said Chief Caserta. “However, in making this decision we feel it’s best for public safety not to have a show this year.”
The Pueblo West Fire Department also wants to remind residents that the use of fireworks in strictly prohibited and anyone caught lighting fireworks can be fined and held liable for any damages caused by the use of fireworks.