Pueblo West Metropolitan District Fourth of July Fireworks Display Cancelled
[June 29, 2020 - Pueblo West, CO]- Today, June 29, 2020, Pueblo West Fire Chief, Brian Caserta, announced that the Pueblo West community fireworks display will be cancelled. Current dry conditions and not receiving anticipated moisture has prompted this cancellation, along with limited resources and a primary goal of community fire safety being of the utmost importance.
Along with our current countywide fire conditions, a current county fire ban and two recent fires in Pueblo County since last Thursday, all of these factors have been considered in this decision. These latest fires prompted multiple departments to respond and stretch our fire resources.
“This has been a hard decision to make given we wanted to provide our community something they could enjoy in light of what we all have been going through with COVID-19 and the many restrictions we all have endured over the last several months,” said Chief Caserta. “However, in making this decision we feel it’s best for public safety not to have a show this year.”
The Pueblo West Fire Department and Chief Caserta want to remind everyone that the use of fireworks is strictly prohibited and anyone caught lighting fireworks can be fined, and in addition held liable for any damages caused by the use of fireworks.
We hope that everyone has a safe Fourth of July and practices fire safety throughout the summer.
Pueblo West Metropolitan has also made the decision to cancel the Pueblo West Fourth of July Parade for 2020. Based on recent CDC and State guidelines and in support of community and county partners and their event cancellations as well as putting the safety and health of our community first, we will not be holding this event in 2020.
Wet Parade History
Since the 1970s, the Pueblo West Metropolitan District has celebrated Independence Day with a splash. What began as typical hot July morning, as Fire Chief Jack Fowler sprayed a crowd of sweaty spectators with a fire hose along the parade route, has now turned into the largest wet parade and water fight west of the Mississippi.