As of July 6, the following communities prohibit the use of consumer fireworks: Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Buxton, Cape Elizabeth, Eliot, Falmouth, Freeport, Gardiner, Hollis, Mount Desert, North Yarmouth, Old Orchard Beach, Orono, Owls Head, Portland, Rockland, Sanford, South Portland, Wayne, Waterville, Wells, Winthrop, Wiscasset, Woodstock, Yarmouth and York.

Additionally, in Caribou, fireworks users must obtain a permit from the city’s fire chief; in Cumberland, fireworks are banned except July 3-5, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, during specified times;

In Ellsworth, they are banned when the fire danger is class 4 or higher; in Farmingdale, they may be used 5-10 p.m., except when fire danger is class 4 or higher, and three complaints about any user will result in that user not being allowed to use fireworks in the town; in Frye Island, selectmen’s permission is needed; in Hallowell, fireworks are restricted to certain areas of town; in North Berwick, users must be 50 feet from combustibles, but fireworks may not be used when fire danger is class 4 or higher; and in Scarborough, fireworks use is allowed July 3-5, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, during specified times.

Source: State Fire Marshal’s Office

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