Officials discourage use of fireworks in Vail Valley |

Officials discourage use of fireworks in Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY – With Fourth of July celebrations beginning in Colorado’s Vail Valley, public safety agencies in Eagle County would like to remind everyone that the personal use of most fireworks is prohibited.

Illegal fireworks include those that fly into the air and those with a loud bang such as bottle rockets, firecrackers, cherry bombs, Roman candles and M-80s. Eagle County agencies encourage guests and residents to view the public, professional displays that are taking place in Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek and Eagle.

Fire officials say that despite the unusually wet spring, fire danger is still high. Fireworks can easily ignite fires in residential and forested areas and cause significant injuries, officials say.

Eagle County law enforcement agencies will implement a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Residents and visitors are reminded that all fireworks are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands, as well as in many areas of unincorporated Eagle County. Contact your local authority for details.

For more information, contact your local fire or Forest Service agency: Eagle River Fire Protection District, (970)748-9665; Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, (970)328-7244; Gypsum Fire Protection District, (970) 524-7101; White River National Forest, (970)945-2521; Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, (970)704-0675; Vail Fire and Emergency Services, (970)479-2250; Bureau of Land Management, (303)239-3600; and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, (970)328-8500.

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