Pima Co. to consider temporary fireworks ban
Web Producer: Layla Tang
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - This is the first 4th of July that fireworks are legal in Arizona, but the skies over Pima County may be quiet anyway this Independence Day. The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide Tuesday whether to temporarily ban fireworks in the county due to wildfire dangers.
Fireworks are already banned inside Tucson city limits, but they are allowed in unincorporated areas.
If Pima County decides to temporarily ban fireworks, they'll join suit with Cochise County and the City of Sierra Vista, which have both already issued bans. With resources already stretched by the devastating Monument Wildfire, any fire inadvertently started through the use of fireworks could prove even more destructive to more neighborhoods.
Sierra Vista's fire marshal made the decision to ban fireworks. The police department also has a zero tolerance on fireworks, but officers have still had to respond to several calls of people using them in the past few days.