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.