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City of Fountain Announces Permissible Fireworks Allowed This Fourth of July


With the fourth of July just around the corner, the City of Fountain’s Public Safety officials want to inform everyone the City of Fountain has decided to allow permissible fireworks within the city limits.

“We understand several municipalities will not be providing the traditional fireworks display and many citizens may decide to put on their own display. If you choose to do this, please keep in mind, the use, sale, or possession of any fireworks not classified as “permissible” is illegal,” Public Safety Public Information Officer Lisa Schneider said.

 “Permissible fireworks” are classified as small consumer firework devices designed to produce audible or visual effects by combustion. You can refer to CRS Title 12, Article 28: Fireworks 12-28-101 for more specifics. If the firework flies through the air, explodes, or shoots flaming balls, they are illegal in Colorado.

Allowable fireworks include: cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, wheels, ground spinners, illuminating torches and colored fire in any form, dipped sticks and sparklers, trick noise makers and snakes or glow worms

 Illegal fireworks include: bottle rockets, firecrackers of any type, mortars, M80’s and cherry bombs, and    Roman Candles.

 There are currently no fire restrictions in effect, but be aware these can change from day to day and it is your responsibility to keep informed of these changing conditions. Should El Paso County go into open burning restrictions, which includes Red Flag days, the sale or use of permissible fireworks will be prohibited. Persons found using permissible fireworks may be charged with violation if open burning restrictions go in effect.

Citations may be issued to anyone found to be using or in possession of illegal fireworks within the city limits.

“We want everyone to enjoy the Independence Day weekend and we encourage you all to be safe and stay legal. Please remember children must be under constant supervision when using any type of fireworks” Fountain Fire Chief Maxon added.  


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