Fireworks temporarily banned because of high fire danger
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A long stretch of hot, dry weather has prompted fire officials to ban the use of fireworks ahead of Independence Day. Castle Rock, along with unincorporated Douglas County, has issued Stage 1 fire restrictions, barring the use of all fireworks. “When we went into Stage 1 restrictions, we were trying to look ahead for the Fourth of July hoping there would be some moisture coming in, but that’s not the case,” Castle Rock fire chief Art Morales said.