As the 4th of July approaches, firefighters in Denver are cracking down on illegal fireworks.
The fire danger remains high to very high across much of the state. Because of the danger more areas are imposing fire bans.
Red flag fire conditions in Larimer County have prompted county commissioners to vote on a county-wide open fire ban, but with the use and sale of fireworks in parts of the county still legal, some people are confused.
Wildfire season is so bad this year that some county leaders aren’t even warning anyone about firework restrictions — they’re just handing out tickets. And open fire bans are being put in place across the state.
Douglas County is enacting a temporary ban on fireworks and open burning in unincorporated parts of the county.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s statewide fire ban does not include approved professional fireworks displays, but some mountain towns have nonetheless canceled their Fourth of July shows.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered a fireworks ban across Colorado. Now authorities will be working hard to enforce the rule.
The massive High Park Fire has made many Coloradans nervous about wildfires and Gov. John Hickenlooper is considering imposing a statewide fire ban while many counties already have bans in place.