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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Consumer fireworks always illegal in Colorado Springs

Credit: KOAA - Southern Colorado
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Consumer fireworks always illegal in Colorado Springs
Consumer fireworks always illegal in Colorado Springs

Consumer fireworks are always illegal in Colorado Springs.

Firefighters and police officers on heightened watch.

SOME COMMUNITIES ARE ALLOWINGFIREWORKS, BUT THE ONLY LEGALFIREWORKS IN COLORADO SPRINGSARE THE ONES AT THE PROFESSIONALSHOWS.WITH THE FOURTH ON SUNDAY,CELEBRATIONS ARE SPREAD OUTTHROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND...SO, FIRE ALONG WITH POLICE INCOLORADO SPRINGS ARE ON A FRIDAYTO MONDAY PATROL FOR ILLEGALFIREWORKS.BILL FOLSOM LOOKS INTO THESAFETY CONCERNS AND ENFORCEMENT.EVEN BEFORE THE 4TH OF JULYWEENEND START....PERSONALFIREWORKS ARE A PROBLEM INCOLORADO SPRINGS." WE ALWAYS HAVE FIRES THAT ARESTARTED AS A RESULT OFFIREWORKS, WE'VE ALREADY HADTHAT HAPPEN THIS YEAR." MOUNTAINTERRAIN TO THE WEST, WOODEDBLUFFS ACROSS THE CITY.THERE'S BEEN RAIN, BUT THECLIMATE DRIES VERY QUICKLY INCOLORADO SPRINGS.IT'S YEAR ROUND WILDFIRECONCERN...THAT COMES WITH A YEARROUND REMINDER."IN THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGSALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL, SO NOCONSUMER GRADE FIREWORKS ALLOWEDWITHIN THE CITY LIMITS."" WE COME TOGETHER AND WE WORKWELL TOGETHER AND THIS IS AWEEKEND WE WORK IN A TEAM." CSPDOFFICERS PLAN ON MORE THANWATCHING FOR VIOLATORS.IN SOME OF THE HIGHER RISK AREASLIKE GOLD CAMP ROAD AND NORTHCHEYEN CANON OPEN SPACE...THEREWILL BE CLOSURES ON THE FOURTH." JUST BEAR WITH US BECAUSE WEREALLY WANT TO PROTECT OURCOMMUNITY.WE UNDERSTAND PEOPLE GO UP THEREFOR LEGITIMATE REASONS, JUSTWANT TO ENJOY, BUT WE ALSO HAVEA LOF OT PEOPLE THAT JUST AREN'TRESPONSIBLE." NEITHER AGENCY ISAGAINST CELEBRATING.THEY'RE ALSO PART OF MAKING SUREFOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY." THOSE ARE DONE SAFELY BECAUSEWE MONITOR AND PERMIT THOSEDISPLAYS."" YOU CAN WATCH THEM FROMANYWHERE IN TOWN."SHOWS ACROSS THE CITY KEEPINGPEOPLE CLOSER TO THEIR HOMES.IT'S CARRY OVER FROMCOVID...THAT LOCALS LIKED.IT'S THE BETTER FIREWORKS FORYOU NEIGHBORHOOD.THE PERSONAL KIND ARE RISKY FOFIRE...AND FOR FINES.WATCHING OUT FOR YOU COLORADOSPRINGS, BILL FOLSOM NEWS 5