Fireworks show blasts off in Craig Sunday at dark
July 3, 2010
Craig Fire/Rescue again presents its Fourth of July fireworks display to help celebrate America's independence.
The fireworks show will begin at nightfall Sunday and is expected to last about 30 minutes.
The show will contain $8,000 worth of fireworks — $4,000 paid for by the city of Craig and the other $4,000 paid for by Moffat County — including many types of aerial fireworks.
While many people head up to the Sandrocks and the high school to watch the show, the fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere in Craig.
Using legal and safe practices with personal fireworks is important, local agencies said.
As a general rule, fireworks that blow up or leave the ground are illegal, according to the Moffat County Sheriff's Office.
Cylindrical and cone fountains, ground spinners, sparklers, wheel fireworks, dipped sticks and illuminating torches are permitted in Craig.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association cautions parents to be aware of possible burns and eye injuries that can arise when children are near fireworks or handling items such as sparklers.
The VNA also recommends parents educate children about the "stop, drop and roll" technique in case they catch fire. The VNA also suggests keeping a bucket of water and fire extinguisher within close proximity when lighting fireworks.