UTAH'S DROUGHT

More Communities Add Fireworks Restrictions

Jun 16, 2021, 8:17 PM

FILE PHOTO (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)...

FILE PHOTO (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

MILLCREEK, Utah – Millcreek and two other cities announced new fireworks restrictions ahead of two major holidays next month.

The city said Tuesday that no fireworks will be allowed east of 900 East because of dangerous and dry conditions.

“The Millcreek City Council is unanimous that this year, the health, safety, and general welfare of our community, which we are charged to protect, require an exceptional restriction of fireworks,” said a news release.

The Millcreek city council will officially order the restrictions at a meeting on June 26.

Fines will be substantial, according to the release.

The Eagle Mountain City Council banned personal fireworks of all kinds during a meeting Tuesday night. The ban affects Independence Day on July 4 and Pioneer Day on July 24.

Park City also canceled fireworks shows for the July 4 holiday.

The Park Record reported it will be the second straight year without an Independence Day fireworks show. Park City canceled last year’s show because of the pandemic.

Eagle Mountain and Park City also announced their bans because of the severe drought.

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More Communities Add Fireworks Restrictions