Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau has released fireworks-use guidelines for the Fourth of July.
A fireworks ban due to fire risk is currently not anticipated. If fire risk increases and state or local fire marshals institute a ban, a new information release will be issued.
The Gastineau Channel Fireworks show, which is run by the volunteer Juneau fireworks crew, is scheduled to take place starting just before midnight on Sunday, July 3.
The City and Borough of Juneau reminds the public there are rules for personal fireworks use during the holiday weekend.
Concussive fireworks – like mortars – can only be used outside the Fire Service Area on private property on Sunday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Monday, July 4 from midnight to 1 a.m., and 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
All other fireworks can be used on private property Sunday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Monday, July 4 from midnight to 1 a.m., and 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
The Fire Service Area extends from the end of Thane Road to Cohen Drive; out to the North Douglas boat launch and up to the houses on Fish Creek Road; out to the end of Sandy Beach on Douglas; all of Lemon Creek; and all of the Mendenhall Valley.
Concussive fireworks are not authorized within these boundaries.
For more information contact the CBJ Manager’s Office at 586-5240.