In an unusual move–and a sensible one at that–the Ada County Commishes have banned fireworks from over half of the county.
The emergency ordinance covers all “unincorporated areas” of the county which means outside any city or fire district. It will remain in effect until Halloween.
It is a wise move with tinder dry grasses covering all the foothills and the land south and east of Boise. They join Boise in recognizing the dangers of amateur fireworks. Now, if city and county will lobby to get the sale of fireworks banned at the state level they will have done some good.
For more on fireworks and reader comments see the earlier GUARDIAN posting below “CITY VOWS TO ENFORCE FIREWORKS LAW”.
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