With Fourth of July celebrations nearing, public safety agencies in Eagle County remind everyone that the personal use of most fireworks is prohibited.
Illegal fireworks include: bottle rockets, firecrackers, cherry bombs, Roman candles and M-80 salutes. When it comes to personal fireworks, everyone should remember that if it flies into the air or explodes, it’s illegal.
To ensure a safe and fun holiday, Eagle County agencies encourage guests and residents to view the public professional displays that are scheduled to take place in Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek and the Eagle Valley community.
Local fire officials and federal agencies advise everyone to use extreme caution this holiday season due to the potential for forest fires. Fireworks can easily ignite fires in residential and forested areas and cause significant injuries.
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 all lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, as well as in many areas of unincorporated Eagle County.