Fireworks Could Be To Blame For Pair Of Denver-Area Fires

Officials are urging the public to obey firework restrictions this year, saying that despite recent rain fire danger is still present.

A couple of fires in the Denver area may have been started by fireworks. Thursday, authorities say a small fire broke out in Northglenn next to the Thornton Recreation Center north of Denver. The fire got dangerously close to homes before firefighters put it out. Police are now looking into the reports that a group of kids playing with fireworks is to blame/

Friday morning, firefighters responded to a dumpster fire at 13th and Ogden in Denver. A spokesperson told sister station KCNC that they are looking into whether fireworks are to blame.

In Colorado Springs, police say they started receiving calls Thursday about fireworks going off. They ask the public to call CSPD at 444-7000 to report any firework violations.

A full list of firework restrictions can be found in the link on the side of this page.