DENVER (CBS4) – More communities announced Wednesday the cancelation of public fireworks displays.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has banned open burning and fireworks in state areas. Jefferson County has gone one step further, banning the sale of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.READ MORE: New Center Offers Recovery Resources For Homeless In Jefferson County
Communities want to keep people safe and protect homes. Even though fireworks are still being sold, police and sheriffs’ departments say they will be strictly enforcing the ban and ticketing violators. They will be taking it very seriously this year with because fo the current conditions.READ MORE: Commerce City Authorities Respond To Homicide That Ends With Shots Fired
The following cities have canceled Fourth of July fireworks shows:
– Black Hawk
– Greenwood Village
– Idaho Springs
– Lone Tree
– Steamboat Springs
The Air Force Academy has also announced the cancelation of its fireworks show along with all the Fourth of July events on the base.