Law enforcement officials will be out in full force this holiday weekend. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office expects it to be one of the busiest of the year.
This is partially because of extreme fire conditions in Pueblo County. A stage two fire restriction is in place and officials say will be diligently enforced. To preserve life and property, open fires, fireworks, smoking, welding, and charcoal grills have all been banned in Pueblo County since June 15.
According to a press release from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputies and fire agencies have already responded to over a dozen reports of illegal burning in Pueblo county since the ban went into effect. Extra patrol deputies will be on the streets throughout the weekend to enforce those restrictions, and will be issuing summons which could result in penalties from $250-$1,000 per infraction.
In addition, law enforcement will be patrol the streets watching for possible DUIs, as excessive alcohol use is expected during the holiday weekend.