Use of Fireworks Banned in Unincorporated Pinal County
There is always confusion when it’s ok to sell and buy a product such as fireworks. But you just set them off in unincorporated Pinal County which includes San Tan Heights.
“Due to the extreme fire risk and the fact that nearly one million acres have already burned in parts of Arizona, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors enacted a ban on the use of consumer fireworks on June 22, 2011. While Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1606 made it possible for people to purchase consumer fireworks, the statute also allows counties to ban the use of fireworks if a “reasonable risk of wildfires” exists.
While it is not against the law to purchase fireworks, discharging them in unincorporated Pinal County is against the law while the ban is in effect. The Board can lift the ban in the future when the risk has subsided due to increased rains.”
Read the whole San Tan Valley Today article here.