The definition of “fireworks” has changed over the years. So, the Douglas County Sheriff wants to be clear: All fireworks, including sparklers, black cats, smoke bombs, groundspinners, fountains are banned now.
“If you have to light it with a match, it’s prohibited,” Sheriff David A. Weaver says. “Quite simply, a tiny spark in this dry weather can ignite a devastating fire and no one wants that.”
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Due to the current extremely dry conditions and high fire danger, Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver would like to remind citizens of unincorporated Douglas County that the use of any fireworks is prohibited.
Current stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the use of fireworks and professional firework displays in unincorporated Douglas County. The ban on personal fireworks will be strictly enforced by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and any person found to be using fireworks will be cited and any fireworks will be confiscated. Sheriff Weaver is asking for the voluntary cooperation of the citizens of Douglas County to help keep this year’s 4th of July celebration safe by adhering to the fireworks restriction.
Sheriff Weaver would like to encourage residents to enjoy the many 4th of July celebrations and events taking place throughout the county including the 4th of July parade in Highlands Ranch at the Highlands Ranch Town Center. Sheriff Weaver also wishes all citizens a safe and enjoyable evening at their personal 4th of July celebrations and would like to remind citizens, if you choose to drink or serve alcohol during your holiday festivities, drinking and driving is simply not an option, so designate a sober driver before you attend a party.
To view the prohibited and allowable fire activities in unincorporated Douglas County, you may visit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office webpage at http://www.dcsheriff.net/emergencymanagement/fire-restrictions/ for the most current fire ban. To report fireworks violations in unincorporated Douglas County, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 303-660-7500.