Getting caught shooting off fireworks will cost you.

As I've mentioned, I'm a fireworks fan. The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. It's going to suck not getting to shoot off a few firecrackers. If you choose to ignore the fireworks ban, it will cost you.

Next week Mesa County Sheriff's Officers will be patrolling and enforcing the current fire ban. If you're caught with fireworks you'll be fined $100 for a first offense. That fine could increase up to $1,000 for multiple offenses. If your fireworks cause a fire, you could be charged with a felony. If you cause a building to catch fire, that charge could be Arson.

Fireworks are dangerous. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 8 deaths and 12,900 injuries in 2017 because of fireworks. This year leave the fireworks to the experts. This 4th of July load up the family and plan to be at Lincoln Park for Grand Junction's city show. You may not be lighting the fuse but you'll still have a good time.

Credit: KKCO11News

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