Discharging fireworks is banned by order of the Faulkner County Judge's Office until further notice in the unincorporated areas of Faulkner County.
Judge Preston Scroggin released an executive proclamation Monday that states the use of fireworks is not allowed in conjunction with the countywide burn ban put into effect May 22.
Extremely dry conditions make the discharge or use of fireworks a threat, the order states, to the health and welfare of the citizens of Faulkner County.
The sale of fireworks is still permitted, Scroggin said.
Discharging fireworks at any time within Conway's city limits is against city ordinances.
Greenbrier Chief of Police Gene Earnhart said Monday that Greenbrier residents are still permitted to use fireworks, "but if they do shoot them and they do cause a fire, they are liable for any damages."
Cody Fulmer, Greenbrier Fire Department chief, said the use of fireworks is strongly discouraged.
“We’re in a 10-inch deficit of rain right now. The fire danger is extremely high. I cringe every time I see someone buy fireworks,” Fulmer said. “I’d hate to end up like Colorado with half of our state on fire because of fireworks.”
Vilonia Fire Department Chief Kieth Hillman said that residents are asked not to discharge fireworks within the city limits under the burn ban.