UFA Warns About Fireworks Disposal After Dumpster Fire
MIDVALE, Utah – Authorities are reminding the public to properly dispose of fireworks after trash ignited in a gas station dumpster.
The incident happened Thursday night at Holiday Oil, 7173 S. 700 West.
Unified Fire officials said fireworks need to be soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before they’re thrown away. Leaving them soaking in a bucket overnight is the best practice.
Spent fireworks should then be put into a plastic bag to prevent them from drying out, according to authorities.
Crews were able to extinguish the dumpster fire successfully. No injuries were reported.
And so it begins! Dumpster fire #1 at a GAS STATION!!! Remember to fully submerge your fireworks in water prior to disposal. Stay safe everyone!!! pic.twitter.com/GeNwyRiHlB
— Unified Fire (@FireAuthority) July 5, 2019
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