According to an executive proclamation issued Wednesday, "consideration for permits will only be given to community sponsored events with sufficient firefighting measures in place in the unincorporated areas of White County."
The mayors of the incorporated cities of the county must make the decision on the fireworks usage in their own cities.
Searcy Mayor David Morris has also issued an executive proclamation banning fireworks in the city limits, further emphasizing a city ordinance against fireworks.
"I'm issuing a ban to bring more heightened awareness to the dangerous conditions that have been created because of the drought and high heat," Morris said.
Morris's ban is an additional prohibition on a city ordinance that has been in place since 1963.
According to the ordinance, any resident caught shooting fireworks in the city limits will be charged with a misdemeanor, which could come with a fine of up to $100.
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