Temporary fireworks ban lifted

CREATED Jul 27, 2011

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Posted By Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN9-TV) – The temporary fireworks ban imposed earlier this summer by the Pima County Board of Supervisors has been lifted.

Officials say the recent widespread rains have diminished the extreme risk of fire that led to the restrictions, making the use of fireworks no longer a threat to the lives and property of the people of Pima County.

The lifting of the fireworks ban in unincorporated areas of Pima County follows the
Arizona State Land Department decision to lift its restrictions on the use of permissible
consumer fireworks on unincorporated state lands.

On Thursday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution declaring an emergency and banning permissible consumer fireworks in unincorporated areas of Pima County citing the unprecedented dry conditions, extreme risk of fire and the fact that fireworks would only exacerbate the dangerous conditions.

No fires or injuries due to fireworks were reported in the unincorporated areas of the
County during the ban.

While all the respondents indicated that the fire danger has lessened, authorities advise continued caution with respect to the use of fireworks and fire.

(Courtesy: Pima County Press Release)