Stay Safe and Prevent Power Outages this Fourth

Idaho Power is asking customers to stay safe and help prevent power outages this Fourth of July that could be caused by wildfires sparked by fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby when lighting fireworks, and avoid using fireworks near dry vegetation and flammable materials. Consider using safer options like glowsticks instead of sparklers.
Also keep a safe distance from overhead power lines and electrical equipment — like the green transformer boxes in neighborhoods — when setting up fireworks.
People who are camping or traveling for the holiday also can reduce the risk of wildfire if they:

  • Monitor and obey fire restrictions.
  • Use designated fire rings at campgrounds.
  • Fully extinguish campfires after use.
  • Never park or start vehicles on dry grass.
  • Check trailer tires for proper air pressure and make sure the rubber is in good condition.

For more information on wildfire and ways to help prevent it, visit
For a fun activity to help teach kids about firework safety, download our free coloring sheet.

Sven Berg
Communications Specialist