Happy 4th of July! Fire ban still in effect in many Western Colo. Communities

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The 4th of July is nearly here and Mesa County is currently under a fire ban. That means no personal fireworks of any type are allowed while the county is under a fire ban.

Grand Junction Police, say it's legal to possess fireworks but not to set them off during a fire ban. If you ignore the ban and set off fireworks, police can issue you a ticket. Consequences become much greater if you actually cause a fire.

Neighbors worried about fireworks in their area should call 911 but remember it's a busy season for first responders.

Officials say if you just have to have the excitement of fireworks attend a public display rather than risking getting a ticket or causing a fire that could kill or injure someone.

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