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Fireworks discouraged in Vail

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Residents and guests should avoid lighting off their own fireworks and instead watch the fireworks show scheduled for 9:45 p.m. Friday at Golden Peak, the Vail Fire Department says.

“Fireworks can easily ignite fires or cause injuries,” Vail Fire Chief Mark Miller said. “We take fire precautions seriously to ensure guests and residents a safe holiday. When it comes to personal fireworks, everyone should remember that if it flies into the air or explodes, it’s illegal.”

Fireworks that fly into the air and those with a loud bang such as bottle rockets, firecrackers, cherry bombs and Roman candles are illegal, Vail Fire said.

All fireworks are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands and in unincorporated Eagle County, Vail Fire said. Police will implement a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday, Vail Fire said.

For more information, call the Vail Fire Department at 970-479-2250.

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