BOISE -- Folks in Boise are gearing up for the Fourth of July, and firework stands are popping up all over town. However, the City of Boise wants to remind you there are laws banning certain fireworks.
There's even a map that shows folks where they can, and cannot fire them off.
Fireworks that explode, leave the ground, travel outside 15 feet on the ground, and have long sparks or sprays -- are all illegal. But there are stands in Idaho where you can buy them. When you buy them, you have to sign a waiver saying you won't light them off in the state.
The Boise Fire Department says the waivers are supposed to deter people from lighting them off in the state. They say they realize there are still people who light them. Following this is very important for this year, with lots of dry grass that sparks up easily. People who break the rule, could pay the price.
"If you were to cause a fire and found to be illegal fireworks, then you could be responsible for the restitution of the response and of the damage the fire has caused." said Tom Pawek of the Boise Fire Department.
The fire department says there won't be any special enforcement on illegal fireworks this year. If you get caught, you face a $100 fine and court costs. Pawek said the charge went down from a misdemeanor to an infraction.