Public fireworks display sparks Windsor brush fire

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WINDSOR, Colo. -- A brush fire in Windsor was sparked by fireworks at a public Fourth of the July celebration on Thursday night.

It all took place and was caught on video along Windsor Lake during the town’s annual festivities. In the video, which can be seen above, you can see residents gather at the city’s boardwalk when, toward the end of the show around 9:45 p.m., a brush fire flares up in the distance.

Firefighters say it was the public fireworks display that sparked the fire, and that the blaze began near the area where those public display fireworks were being launched.

Luckily, the fire was quickly discovered and extinguished. No one was hurt.

In most cities and counties up and down the Front Range, fireworks are considered illegal due to the state’s high fire danger. Police say they’ll be out in full force through the weekend enforcing the ban.

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