FAIRBANKS - The North Pole fire chief has ordered a halt to the sale of fireworks in the city as the prolonged period of hot and dry weather sends the risk of wildfire soaring, and borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and local fire officials are scheduled to meet with the state fire marshal today to discuss wider restrictions.
North Pole halted sales on Friday, a week and a half before the Fourth of July. North Pole is the only area in the borough that permits fireworks sales — twice a year for two weeks prior to Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.
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