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Fireworks prohibited in Fountain, county


Last updated 6/22/2022 at 10:53am

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Normally, small fireworks like ground spinners and sparklers are permitted. However, current fire restrictions in Fountain and El Paso County prohibit all fireworks.

While moisture levels have been rising a little, the city of Fountain and El Paso County still have fire restrictions in place. Currently, both are at Stage 1, which prohibits fireworks.

"During any restriction, the sales or use of any fireworks is prohibited," Fountain Fire Investigator Michael Gates said. "Fire restrictions are based off of available fuel moisture in the vegetation. These numbers are reviewed weekly and discussed with the National Weather Service and neighboring Forest Service personnel about restrictions."

Typically, Fountain allows fireworks May 31-July 6 but reserves t...

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