With the fire danger remaining high to extreme across Colorado, many communities are debating whether to have fireworks shows on the 4th of July.
The high fire danger across much of Colorado has a growing number of counties and communities putting their fire bans in place.
A lot of snow is expected for the western and southwestern mountains, but only a chance for snow along the Front Range. The dry conditions mean the fire danger remains high.
In the northeast part of the state fire danger ranges from high to even extreme thanks to the warm weather and low humidity. The danger is much lower in the high country, but it doesn’t take long for that to change.
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.