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.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 214099951 -
Gray Television, Inc.