Fire danger extremely high this Fourth | PostIndependent.com

Fire danger extremely high this Fourth

Extremely dry weather conditions have made the fire danger in Western Colorado dangerously high. Because of the danger, some communities have canceled their fireworks displays and temporarily banned open-burning fires and the use, sale and possession of fireworks.The City of Glenwood Springs will not cancel the fireworks display this year, and the display will continue as planned at Two Rivers Park. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department will remain a presence during the display.Glenwood’s fireworks ordinance, which can be viewed at http://www.glenwoodfire.com, is extremely restrictive. Only handheld sparkler, smoke bombs and similar items are allowed; if a firework leaves the ground, shoots, sparks, makes noise or explodes, it is illegal.Other towns, such as New Castle, have banned all fireworks. Open-burning fire bans are also in effect.Celebrate safely, follow all ordinances and exercise caution this Fourth of July.


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