The annual Rotary Club sponsored Montrose Fireworks display will be allowed, wind and weather permitting. Montrose Fire District Chief Tad Rowan and Deputy Chief Dale Erickson have been working closely with staff, fire fighters, and the city, including police, to ensure that this year’s pyrotechnic spectacular launches as seamlessly as possible. While personal fireworks are being allowed in the city they are not allowed in any unincorporated portion of Montrose County due to fire alerts currently in effect. Erickson says there will be several fire trucks on standby and ready in the event a brush fire is triggered, with engines stationed near the base of Sunset Mesa and at Montrose High School.
Rowan says that he and Erickson will be monitoring the wind direction and velocity up to the minute of launch. The show is slated to begin after dark on Thursday, Independence Day.