Boulder police want residents to know that anyone seen carrying or setting off fireworks in the city limits this summer will receive a ticket and may be arrested. No warnings will be issued.

Boulder police, for the second consecutive year, will employ a zero-tolerance policy for fireworks violations.

People found in possession of or exploding fireworks will be cited and may be arrested depending on the offense, according to Boulder police, and those who start a fire using fireworks may face arson charges.

The announcement, made Thursday afternoon, was motivated by extremely high fire danger in Colorado, as evidenced by the wildfires burning across the state.

Boulder Fire Rescue crews already are performing daily "severity patrols" in parks and open space areas on the outskirts of the city to monitor high risk areas and get a jump on potential wildfires.

"We are taking a cautious approach again this year because we want everybody to be safe," Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said in a statement. "Fireworks can be dangerous, and this kind of 'fun' can turn into an emergency very quickly."

Police will increase patrols leading up to the July 4 holiday, and extra officers will be stationed at Chautauqua Park, Boulder Reservoir and Folsom Field.

Additional firefighters will be on duty during the fireworks display at Folsom Field.

The display, known as Ralphie's Independence Day Blast, was canceled last year due to high fire danger, but so far this year it is scheduled to go on as planned.

All attendees who view the display inside the stadium will be subject to bag checks and metal detector wanding when they enter, according to University of Colorado officials.

Normal stadium rules will apply, meaning attendees cannot bring in drugs or alcohol, bags larger than 12-by-12-by-12 inches, glass bottles, umbrellas and many other items.

A list of prohibited items, as well as information about free parking lots on campus during the event, is available at boulder4thofjuly.wordpress.com.

Police ask anyone who witnesses a fireworks violation to immediately report it with details about the location of the incident and descriptions of the people involved.

The Boulder police non-emergency dispatch number is 303-441-3333. In case of an emergency or fire, call 911.