You might not be able to shoot fireworks this Fourth of July. For the fifth year in a row, El Paso County Commissioners will be talking about banning fireworks because of drought conditions. For the last four years, the County has banned the sale, possession and use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the County.

County officials can do one of three things:

1. Vote not to ban fireworks.
2. Restrict sticks and fins fireworks if the county's drought conditions are considered dangerous.
3. Issue a local disaster declaration.

The disaster declaration would ban fireworks for a 60-hour period in July, or the period of time that firework vendors could sell fireworks in the County. The vote on a possible ban is expected today. If it passes, you could face fines between $500 and $2,000 if you are caught with banned fireworks.