Fireworks for sale despite fire ban

By: Alicia Gentile Email
By: Alicia Gentile Email

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO) -- Firework stands are all over town and with the ban of personal fireworks, many are wondering why fireworks are being sold.

With multiple fire throughout Colorado, 2013, has been a very active fire year as a number of counties are dealing with devastating wildland fires.

Due to dry conditions, Mesa County has implemented fire restrictions and banned the use of personal fireworks. And firework booths understand these laws and make sure their customers do too.

"We let them make the decision as to what they wanna buy and how they wanna do it. We usually tell them that even though fireworks are a Fourth of July symbol, they're good and can be shut off [set off the fireworks] anytime after the ban is lifted," said Phil Amundson, the owner of TNT Fireworks in Clifton.

Amundson, says his stand is a six day business- he's open every year around July 4th to sell fireworks people can use year-round.

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