Temporary Pima County Fireworks Ban Liftedby Pima County News on Jul. 17, 2012, under Uncategorized
The temporary fireworks ban imposed earlier this summer by the Pima County Board of Supervisors has been lifted. Recent rains have diminished the extreme risk of fire that led to the restrictions, making the prohibition of permissible consumer fireworks no longer required.
On June 5, 2012, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a fire emergency and banning the use of permissible consumer fireworks in unincorporated areas of Pima County. The action was taken to reduce the risk of wildfire during extremely dry conditions, particularly at a time when fire-fighting resources throughout the West were already strained due to fires burning in neighboring states.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security continues to monitor the fire danger for our region.