I am asking that you please use fireworks safely this weekend. Remember that we live in a desert and that just beyond the houses is highly flammable grass. I think it is a great time to also teach your children about using fireworks safely.
There have already been fires reported from illegal and unsafe fireworks, and I expect that will continue through the weekend.
Remember that fireworks are illegal in the foothills. While Columbia Village isn't technically considered part of the foothills, Boise is trying to change many of the housing codes to match the foothills because of the lack of buffer between houses and desert land. It is much safer to watch the city's show (you can see them great from here!). Having your home burn down is not an experience I wish upon anyone, and if you can prevent an accident, please do.