Fireworks sales booming, but several cities have bans

DENVER — It’s a time to celebrate. And business for fireworks stands has been popping.

“Business has been great,” fireworks stand owner Cathy Morales said. “It’s booming this year.”

Morales says she already has had more customers this year than in the past two years combined.

“People are happy to light fireworks,” she said. “Glad there’s hardly any bans in most counties.”

But bans are still in place in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Denver. And police are not taking any chances.

Denver Police caught a group of people Thursday night using illegal fireworks. Officers confiscated the fireworks and wrote a ticket.

And on Wednesday, Denver Police busted Vincent Martinez. Police say he had a trunk full of illegal fireworks he was trying to say.

Police say it’s a matter of public safety.

While there is a ban in Denver, Morales says she warns customers.

“They just say it’s not fair for Denver to not let them do it and all the counties around them are doing it,” she said.

It’s not stopping some people. Others are not willing to take the risk.