By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (News):
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Mohave County, Arizona: The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office reminds local residents and the public of a few things you should know about what is and is not allowed in Mohave County with regards to fireworks. artifice.
There are currently restrictions on fires and fireworks in Mohave County, Arizona due to the very high fire danger.
On Sunday, May 6, 2021, the Mohave County Emergency and Risk Management Department issued a fire emergency determination for the four Mohave County fire zones.
The bans relate to open fires, campfires and the permitted use of fireworks by consumers in unincorporated areas of Mohave County.
These restrictions include sparkling ground and handheld devices, cylindrical fountains, conical fountains, flashlights, wheels, ground propellers, sparklers, or drenched sticks.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, under Revised Arizona Law (ARS) 36-1602, it is illegal to sell, offer or display for sale, use, detonate or own fireworks.
This includes anything designed or intended to rise into the air and detonate or detonate in the air, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, air rockets, aerial weathervanes, Roman candles and many more. ‘other.
These items are not licensed for use or held in Mohave County, Arizona.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, anyone violating this ban could be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor, as well as fines of up to $ 750 and / or possible jail time. Anyone residing within city limits should review their city’s fireworks ordinances.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has also put in place fire restrictions on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management due to the high risk of fire.
These restrictions include the use of fireworks, explosive targets and incendiary devices.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be considerate as you celebrate the upcoming vacation. A small firework display can start a big fire if it is not watched closely or extinguished properly. Do your part to help our state’s firefighters by being responsible for your celebrations.