Firework cleanup underway in Montana Vista

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It’s always been one of the most popular spots in El Paso County to shoot off fireworks. Thursday, Montana Vista business owners and volunteers are working to clear debris left by the 4th of July crowds.

“It was really fun. A lot of fun, really crazy,” Pahola Barron told us Wednesday night.

But when the party is over, there’s a lot of work to be done. From discarded cans, to what’s left of fireworks clean up crews have their work cut out for them.

“People that did do fireworks should have came out here and picked up their mess,” said Joshua Clark.

First responders from the Montana Vista Fire Department where there to enjoy the sights and keep everyone safe.

“We’re always satisfied with the outcome with my crew and I’m really proud of what they accomplish,” Chief Roland Glidden said.

As of midnight early Thursday morning, Montana Vista FD responded to almost 40 calls, including several brush fires. Thankfully, none of those fires got out of control.

Despite the trans and potential hazards, most of the people enjoying the 4th of July festivities in Montana Vista said it’s a special place for a special holiday.

“Its like all the things that are happening right now and then finally one day of the holiday everyone is coming together and celebrating our Independence,” said Clark.

The El Paso County Jail Annex will have inmates in Montana Vista later Thursday afternoon to assist in cleaning up trash along Montana Avenue and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

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