(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – With the raging wildfires, the Colorado Springs Police Department has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy on possession and/or use of fireworks and firecrackers. This is in conjunction with the open fire ban that was adopted several days ago. Because of high temperatures and the dry air, the risk for more wildfires has kept the city on high alert, reports ABC affiliate KRDO.
Fourth of July firework displays are also banned and the Colorado Springs Fire Marshall denied all permits to have fireworks as a result of the wildfires and risky weather conditions. Because of current demand of resources, the CSPD does not have the man power to also include firework patrol squads in their lineup, come the time of celebrations.
If caught with possession of fireworks, a conviction could carry up to a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail. If property damage or injury happens as a result of fireworks use, individuals could be charged with arson, KRDO reports.
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