Fire threat prompts fireworks ban in unincorporated Ada County

Statesman staffJune 25, 2013 

The Ada County commissioners signed a resolution Tuesday banning fireworks in unincorporated Ada County, effective through Oct. 31. Unincorporated areas are those outside city limits and outside of a fire protection district.

Officials said the ban was signed to help prevent fires in rural county areas that are not covered by a fire protection district.

Anyone caught violating the ban could be charged with a misdemeanor.

Ordinance No. 760 takes effect each year from June 1 through Oct. 31, when there is a significant risk for wildfire. Commissioners then sign a resolution if they determine a severe fire threat exists in the current year.

Read the resolutions and see a map of the areas covered by the ban at www.adaweb.net.

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