You can buy fireworks but you may not be able to use themPosted: Updated:
GILBERT, Ariz. - A new state law allows municipalities to regulate the use of fireworks, but not ban their sale.
Every firework sold in Arizona has to be the "safe and sane" type, which means they don't fire projectiles or shoot into the air.
Gilbert has passed one of the more forgiving 4th of July fireworks ordinances. It allows people to shoot off "safe and sane" fireworks on private property with the owner's permission. That only applies to July 3, 4 and 5, though.
The sale of "safe and sane" fireworks is essentially Valley-wide, but most municipalities are not allowing the use of them.
In fact, you could get cited if you're caught using fireworks illegally. If you cause a fire, you could be forced to pay for the damage, clean up, and could even face jail time.
Firefighters say they're not trying to ruin a good time but instead are trying to prevent a bad time.
On Monday a visitor to the Phoenix area accidentally started a brush fire on the Pinnacle Peak hiking trail in Scottsdale.
Some individuals helped keep it at bay until firefighters arrived so the damage was minimal. No one was hurt but police say they're filing charges against the visitor.