The personal use of fireworks has – in effect – been banned throughout Deschutes County. The city of Redmond has just formally banned the use of fireworks in light of the wildfire threat and state of emergency declared by the Governor. Bend had already banned the personal use of fireworks. Sisters has had a long-standing ban in place. And Deschutes County has also banned fireworks in all unincorporated parts of the county. The public fireworks show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond for the 4th will go on as planned, and the public fireworks displays in Bend over the holiday weekend will continue as scheduled.