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Statewide Fireworks, Campfire Restrictions

Jul 5, 2018, 12:48 PM | Updated: 6:15 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Because of dry, hot and windy weather conditions, Utah officials have asked residents and visitors not to set off fireworks or start campfire in several locations.

“Based on the conditions we’re seeing… you may want to consider just time with family, and not setting off fireworks to avoid risk to our community,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

On July 3, Governor Gary Herbert issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the entire month of July due to the risk of wildfire.

If you do decide to set off neighborhood fireworks, make sure you check where they are allowed.

The state has published two interactive maps – one that shows fireworks restrictions and another than shows campfire or other restrictions. The red areas in both maps indicate areas where restrictions have been put into place.

FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS

Restrictions have been put in place for the parts of the map below in red. Fireworks cannot be lit in these areas, and only for certain days. Before lighting fireworks, check the specific restrictions for your area.

Visit UtahFireInfoBox.com for the most updated map.

The areas in red have current restrictions on fireworks. Visit http://utahfireinfobox.com/fire-restrictions/ for updated information.


CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS

Campfire and other restrictions have also been put in place for the parts of the map below in red. Visit UtahFireInfoBox.com for the most updated map.


For those in Salt Lake County, if you’re not sure whether your neighborhood is in a no firework zone, the Unified Fire Authority has an interactive map where you can just type in your address and if it shows up in red, it’s a restricted area.

Visit UnifiedFire.org for the interactive map.

Visit http://www.unifiedfire.org/stations/fireworks_restrictions_map.asp to enter your address and determine fireworks restrictions near you.


Drone Restrictions

While the wildfires provide devastating visual images, firefighters have had to ground aircraft at the West Valley Fire near Pine Valley and St. George because of at least one drone flying in the area. Officials said temporary fly restrictions (TFR) remain in place in areas where firefighting aircraft have been operating. Drones should stay out.

Having drones fly in these areas is dangerous for those working to extinguish flames. It’s also a 2nd-degree felony to violate a TFR in Utah with a drone.

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Statewide Fireworks, Campfire Restrictions