The governor signed an executive order making the private use of fireworks illegal.
Aurora Police say the number of fireworks complaints is down dramatically. As of Monday afternoon, police had not issued a single citation for illegal fireworks.
This is not a good year to be in the fireworks business in Colorado.
Vendors are seeing their sales disappear and pyrotechnicians, the people who set off fireworks professionally, don't have work.
Randy Jensen, owner of Fireworks Extraordinaire in Aurora, has been a pyrotechnician for three decades.
Jensen says he doesn't do it for the money.
"It's the cheers and the clapping and people hollering," Jensen said. "That's our reward."
All of his shows this year were cancelled.
"This is the first time in 30 years I have the Fourth of July off," he said. "I was really down. I was really down. Then I got to thinking, 'Randy, these people are losing their homes.'"
Jensen says he wouldn't want to put on a show right now.
"It's not right," Jensen said. "Not this year."
He's willing to accept the loss of business even though the Fourth of July is his livelihood.
It's hurting," he said. "It's 80 percent of my fireworks income."
Fireworks vendors are still legally allowed to sell but not many people are buying. Sales are down more than 60 percent at the Davey Jones fireworks tent off of Arapahoe Road in Aurora.
Signs at the cash register warn customers, setting off fireworks is illegal.
Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said everyone is feeling the effects of this year's devastating fire season.
"I certainly have encouraged people not to buy fireworks," Hickenlooper said on Thursday. "Not to sell fireworks. What that does is it drives every elected official to be more cautious, and that's a reflection of every citizen wanting to be more cautious."
No fireworks shows means Jensen gets to do something he never does on the Fourth of July.
"I'm going to have a picnic, the first time in 30 years," Jensen said.
He's trying to make the best of a difficult time.
"It's going to be a lot easier than setting up a fireworks show," Jensen said.
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