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Fireworks announcements


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 10:59am

If you’ve been hearing fireworks go off in Security-Widefield, or any other part of unincorporated El Paso County, please note that as of June 1, the sale, use or possession of fireworks of any kind is illegal.

Should you have any issues with residences selling or using fireworks, call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number: (719) 390-5555.

“Even with the recent moisture received, according to the drought monitor, all of El Paso County remains in either the moderate drought or abnormally dry categories,” an EPSO statement said.

Weather predictions are for a drying trend June through July, leaving El Paso County susceptible to large wildfire growth should a wildfire start. With the predicted upcoming hot, dry weather conditions and continued drought which compounds the danger of using fireworks, Sheriff Bill Elder has made the sale use, or possession of fireworks of any kind illegal within the areas of Unincorporated El Paso County. Violators may be punished by a fine of up to $750, and/or imprisonment for up to six months.

Illegal fireworks now in El Paso County include:

• Bottle rockets

• Firecrackers of any type

• Mortars

• Roman candles

• Fountains

• Ground spinners

• Smoke Bombs

• Sparklers

Trick noise makers such as Snaps and Champagne poppers are permitted.


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