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Bannock County burn ban to begin July 1, 4th of July fireworks will be limited

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POCATELLO — A burn ban will limit the types of fireworks allowed in Bannock County urban areas this 4th of July.

According to a news release from the city of Pocatello, the ban will go into effect Friday. Aerial fireworks will be limited to “approved professional firework displays,” per the ban. Additionally, all fireworks will be banned in wildland-urban interface areas throughout the county.

“I strongly encourage all citizens to heed the ban and potentially save the lives and homes of fellow residents,” Pocatello Fire Marshall Nick Christensen said in the release.

In addition to firework limitations, open burning or recreational fires will not be allowed in wildland-urban interface areas. Fire pits and barbecue grills used for cooking are exempt.

The release says this ban will be in place until Oct. 1 or until conditions allow it to be lifted.

Anyone with questions about the burn ban or firework limitations is asked to call their local fire department or fire district.

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