4th of July is less than a month away, and even though many of us want to celebrate the founding of our nation with a spectacular light show, it’s important to understand the hazard that comes with fireworks.
After the fires of 2020, it’s more important than ever that we all do our part in mitigating the potential for fires so close to our home. If we want to keep our mountains green and beautiful, then we all must do our part and take the necessary precautions to prevent any sort of forest fire. Despite the snows and rains of the last few months, fire is an ever-present danger to mountain towns. It takes very little to spark a wildfire, and even with precautions, accidents can occur. So please, let’s all keep the fireworks away from the mountains, and celebrate the holiday together in safer ways.
As a reminder, it is unlawful for any person to sell, use or possess fireworks within the Town limits of Nederland. Fireworks include:
Any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes, toy guns, in which explosives are used; fire balloons (balloons of the type which have a burning material of any kind attached thereto or which require fire underneath to propel them); firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, Day-Glo bombs, torches or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound, any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.
Anyone convicted of violating the fireworks law, shall be fined a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
It takes all of us to keep the mountain green and fire free. So let’s do our part by finding other ways to celebrate. Thank you.