Eagle County sheriff warns against use of personal fireworks

By Real Vail
June 26, 2012
With Fourth of July celebrations nearing, public safety agencies in Eagle County are reminding the community that personal use of fireworks is prohibited. A statewide ban on open burning which includes fireworks is in place, and more stringent Stage II Fire Restrictions have been implemented throughout the majority of Eagle County.

Eagle County law enforcement agencies are aggressively enforcing the ban on fireworks and open burning. All personal fireworks are prohibited without exception, including sparklers, snakes and ground displays. Those found in violation of the ban are subject to criminal charges punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both, depending on the jurisdiction.

Local fire officials and federal agencies advise extreme caution due to the high fire danger environment. Anyone found to have caused a fire, regardless of whether the activity is permissible, will be held liable for any damages incurred.

For information on fire restrictions in place throughout the state, visit www.coemergency.com.

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