FIREWORKS BAN LIST: Communities in metro Detroit area issue temporary bans

Below is a list FOX 2 has compiled, but check back for updates as more cities, townships or villages weigh in.

Fireworks bans might be coming to a community near you, thanks to a historically dry month of June in SE Michigan.

The temporary bans have been brought on by "extreme" fire danger ratings from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Communities around metro Detroit have been issuing the temporary bans over the past few days, including:

Allen Park - ban on all open burning and the use of consumer grade fireworks

Armada Township - ban on all fireworks.

Canton - ban on fireworks and recreational fires on all properties.

Dearborn - fireworks have not been banned but the fire chief has "warned against" igniting them due to dry conditions.

Dearborn Heights - issued an emergency ban on all fireworks and open fires.

Ecorse - use of consumer or low-impact fireworks, recreational burning or brush burning until further notice.

Farmington - issues temporary ban on the use and discharge of fireworks and open burning including outdoor fire places.

Garden City - This summer, because of dry conditions and the risk of fire from fireworks and consider neighbors with dogs, small children or the elderly when using legal fireworks.

Macomb Twp-Effective immediately and pursuant to State Statute, Macomb Township has issued a temporary ban on the use of fireworks and a burning ban on all properties, until further notice.

Milford- issues a ban on personal fireworks as well as campfires in the city. Commercial fireworks are still allowed.

New Baltimore - open fire ban

Northfield Township - open fire ban

Orion Township - ban on bonfires and brush fires.

Oxford Township/Oxford Village - ban on fireworks and open fires.

Pontiac - ban on fireworks and recreational fires on all properties.

Shelby Twp - ban on fireworks. 

Waterford Township - ban on all recreational fires.

White Lake - ban on all recreational fires. The two scheduled commercial (water) display shows (07/01/16 on Cedar Island Lake, and 07/02/16 on White Lake) will go on as planned.    


"We have had a series of brush fires, that have resulted from the dry conditions," said Joshua Meier, Canton Township Director. 

The director said that the township will be monitoring very closely to make sure residents are following the rules. 
 
"Obviously we are going to have our police department working this weekend," Meier said. "And we will have a special detail of police officers assigned specifically to address fireworks and safety concerns."

 


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