When counties and the forest managers put open fire bans into effect, most of them include smoking outdoors.
CBS4′s Jennifer Brice checked with a number of police agencies to see how many tickets they’ve issued for fireworks.
High winds and hot temperatures are expected across Colorado for the start of the Memorial Day weekend, raising renewed concerns about wildfires.
Fire officials say there is significant fire potential across eastern Colorado’s plains, dry Rockies forests and the Western slope due to drought, low humidity and lack of precipitation.
Fire officials have two air tankers on standby in Colorado because of a high fire danger forecast in the eastern half of the state for the weekend.
Increasing fire danger in the eastern half of Colorado has prompted fire managers to station a large aerial tanker at an airport outside Denver.
The hot, dry conditions prompted Boulder County to impose a fire ban at noon on Thursday.
The wet weather this week has made a big dent in the fire danger, but firefighters warn it’s only temporary.