Alberta is looking at banning consumer fireworks except in municipalities where officials are willing to take on the responsibility of regulating how they are used.
The concern is that consumer fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets could cause wildfires or injure people who light them or watch them go off.
A government official says a proposal is being developed after talks with fire chiefs and municipalities and is to be presented to cabinet this fall.
Part of the proposed policy would require a person to obtain a permit from a municipality where they want to set off fireworks.
The policy change would require amendments to Alberta's fire code but would not affect major fireworks displays such as on Canada Day or for commercial events.
Some Alberta municipalities already ban consumer fireworks and others are considering it.