By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information):
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Mohave County, Arizona: The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is reminding local residents and the public of a few things you need to know in regards to what is and is not allowed in Mohave County in regards to fireworks.
There are currently fire and fireworks restrictions in place in Mohave County, Arizona due to the very high fire danger.
On Sunday, May 6th, 2021, the Mohave County Risk and Emergency Management Department has issued a Determination of Fire Emergency for all four Fire Zones in Mohave County.
The prohibitions relate to open fires, campfires, and permissible consumer fireworks use in the unincorporated areas of Mohave County.
These restrictions includes ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinner, wire sparklers or dipped sticks.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Per Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 36-1602, it is unlawful to sell, offer or expose for sale, use, explode or possess any fireworks.
This includes anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air including firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky rockets, aerial spinners, roman candles, and many others.
These items are not authorized for use or possession in Mohave County, Arizona.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, anyone in violation of this prohibition could be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor, as well as fines up to $750 and/or possible jail time. Anyone residing inside city limits should review their city’s fireworks ordinances.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has also implemented fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management managed lands due to high fire danger.
These restrictions include fireworks usage, exploding targets, and incendiary devices.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office want you to please be mindful when celebrating the upcoming holiday. One small firework can start a large fire if not closely monitored or extinguished correctly. Do your part to help firefighters in our state by being responsible with your celebrations.