DENVER (CBS4)- Police in Denver teamed up with firefighters to demonstrate the dangers of fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Fire crews demonstrated just how dangerous fireworks can be in the wrong hands on Thursday morning.
Fireworks that have a fuse or can be lit are illegal in the City and County of Denver. Firefighters have a growing stockpile of confiscated fireworks that many claim they purchased legally in the Denver metro area.
"We will have patrols we will be partnering with DPD and we'll have a firefighter and a police officer in vehicles together doing fireworks patrols. In the event that you are found to have a firework you could be fined up to $999 and spend up to a year in jail," said Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor. "It is a serious crime."
If there is property damage or if someone is hurt because of fireworks, the fines only increase.
Denver began increasing patrols for fireworks last week.
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