La Pine City Council declares state of emergency, bans use of fireworks

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The La Pine City Council declared a state of emergency due to the threat of wildfire and banned any public use of fireworks through July 9, during a special meeting Thursday.

La Pine joins Bend, Redmond and Deschutes County in the ban of fireworks.

The announcement comes just as Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency Wednesday due to the imminent threat of wildfire.

Deschutes County bans fireworks in unincorporated areas

La Pine’s emergency declaration went into effect immediately Thursday and runs until July 9th.

There will still be firework displays throughout Central Oregon for the 4th of July weekend, like the one planned at the La Pine Frontier Days and the annual Pilot Butte fireworks show.

Violators will be subject to initial fines of $100-$500 under the La Pine Municipal Code.

 

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