(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — Extreme fire danger has led to more burn and fireworks bans in parts of Kansas.
Thursday the Ford County Commission voted 3-0 to ban the shooting of fireworks, although vendors can still sell them. It comes just days after commissioners in Dodge City voted to do the same. Both Dodge City and Ford County says they will look at allowing them at a later date when the fire danger is less severe.
Friday officials in Pawnee County issued a burn ban for the next seven days. This also means the shooting of fireworks will not be allowed in parts of Pawnee County. The Pawnee County clerk says some cities have chosen to opt-out and will allow fireworks, including Larned and Garfield.
Earlier both Finney County and Garden City officials voted to not allow the shooting of fireworks because of extreme fire danger. Several other counties, including Hamilton, Grant, Stevens, and Haskell Counties.