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.
La Pine’s emergency declaration went into effect immediately Thursday and runs until July 9th.
Violators will be subject to initial fines of $100-$500 under the La Pine Municipal Code.