Sales of fireworks sizzling thanks to moderate summer

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DENVER — After a couple of years dealing with bans, Cathy Morales says fireworks sales, so far, are sizzling!

For 20 years she has owned “Fantastic Fireworks,” just south of Interstate 76, in Adams County, where fireworks sales are legal.

One week away from July 4th, her tent is already seeing brisk business.

In many other Colorado cities, sales and usage of personal fireworks are illegal.

Denver, is one of them.  The fire and police departments often team together to target violators.  Punishment can top out at $999, per offense, and up to a year in jail.

Personal use of fireworks is also prohibited in Thornton, where residents can drop off unused fireworks at any fire station.

Many cities do offer up professional fireworks shows.