Fireworks ban in effect for unincorporated areas of Ada County

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 12:15:48-04

ADA COUNTY — The Ada County Commissioners have adopted a fireworks ban for unincorporated areas of the county.

The resolution was signed June 18 by Commission Chair Kendra Kenyon, and Commissioners Diana Lachiondo and Rick Visser. The Board agreed that the resolution banning fireworks is an appropriate and important safety measure based on current fire threat conditions.

“Wildfires are one of the top hazards in Idaho, and the danger to the public from fireworks is very real,” said Kenyon. “The Fourth of July is an important holiday to celebrate Independence in this country -- but using fireworks in approved areas is critically important. While this ban is not new, we are mindful that we have many new residents who may not be aware of the dangers involved.”

The fireworks ban includes areas of Ada County not covered by fire departments or fire districts. The original ordinance banning fireworks in unincorporated areas of Ada County from June 1st to October 31st was passed in 2010. Resolutions continuing the ban have been signed by the board each year since.

Any person in violation of the ban could be charged with a misdemeanor.

(map courtesy: Ada County)