Due to the especially dry conditions, many Colorado municipalities have cancelled their firework displays. So far, the list of cancelled Colorado firework displays includes:
- Canon City
- Idaho springs
- Indian Hills
- Steamboat Springs
The entire state is currently under a burn ban, which means that only professionals and municipalities with approval from the local sheriff can set off fireworks. If the governor decides to lift the ban in certain areas that are no longer at high risk, people in those areas would still have a limited number of fireworks they could enjoy, depending on where they are.
Firework laws in Colorado vary widely depending on the city and county. Some places like Denver ban the sale, possession and use of all fireworks, while others like Fort Collins and Englewood Springs allow sparklers and poppers but forbid anything that needs to be lit. In general, the state prohibits anything that explodes or leaves the ground.
If you decide to light off a few fireworks this 4th, do so with extreme caution. Not only are you likely violating the law, but you also create the risk of burn injuries and even more wildfires. Your best bet is to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals this year – even if that means driving to another city to see them.
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