Fireworks

 

With the Pioneer Day weekend just days away, Park City Municipal has announced a fireworks ban within the city limits.

 

The city announced the immediate prohibition on fireworks and open-source flames on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Summit County

Don’t include fireworks in your Pioneer Day plans this weekend.

 

The Utah State Forester has ordered a ban on discharging or using any fireworks for all unincorporated areas of Summit County, starting now through the end of November.

 

In a statement issued earlier today, State Forester Brian Cottam said he came to the decision, in consultation with county officials, due to the current and forecasted conditions, combined with extremely dry vegetation in northeastern Utah.

 

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With COVID-19 restrictions leading to the cancelation of Fourth of July celebrations across Utah, the Wasatch Back had to get creative. 

 

Despite the modifications to public firework displays, officials in Summit and Wasatch County say this year was no busier than years past when it came to responding to fire calls.

 

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Park City has canceled the traditional Fourth of July parade on Main Street due to health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. KPCW’s Sean Higgins has more:

 

Jenny Diersen is Park City’s Economic Development Program Manager. She said the decision to cancel the parade came down to worries over people crowded on sidewalks.

Summit County has focused a lot on Sustainability, cleaner air, and efforts like an anti-idling ordinance.    Given that, we asked County Manager Tom Fisher this week about the regular fireworks show they have allowed at the Canyons.   

Fisher noted that he gave the approvals for the First Friday displays at the Canyons.

He said fireworks have long been a traditional event on holidays like the Fourth or Pioneer Day—barring any restrictions due to fire conditions.       

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With two big holidays in July, first responders are gearing up for fireworks season. Fireworks rules and guidelines help minimize the risk of fire during your July 4 celebrations.

Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer says there are no fire restrictions or firework restrictions currently because recent precipitation has led to more moisture in local vegetation. But that doesn’t mean people should go lighting off fireworks wherever they please.

Utah Fire Marshall

With Independence Day Celebrations coming next week, firework season is nearly here.

According to the Utah State Fire Marshall Class C fireworks can be sold now through July 25th.

Discharge of the fireworks is allowed two days before and one day after both Independence Day and Pioneer Day in Utah. You can set off your fireworks between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm on those days. On Independence and Pioneer Days fireworks can be discharged until midnight.

Wasatch County Fire PIO Janet Carson says they have not set any restrictions on fireworks so far this year.

Fireworks, Open Fires and Certain Ammo are banned

Jun 23, 2017
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Though Park City’s streams have been running fast and high, and the surrounding grounds are green and lush, the Park City Municipal Corporation has banned fireworks and certain ammo. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has the story.

Thursday night City Council voted to ban fireworks and open burning within Park City limits, effective immediately until October first.  But the city now has the option to rescind that ban, or enact a new one, more quickly.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more on that: 

So far, so good for fireworks this 4th of July in Park City.    Fire officials say the recent rain has doused the chances for a fireworks ban this weekend.  But they still have words of caution.  Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

With fireworks season still to come, a large fireworks display caught residents – and their dogs - by surprise Tuesday night.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has the story.

It's County Fair time! On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Fair Director Travis English. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce details the reasons why the Planning Commission will be forwarding a negative recommendation to City Council on the Alice Claim development. Casey Vorwaller, the Public Information Officer for the Park City Fire District has the latest on where fireworks and open fire are allowed and Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant has details about Kamas Valley Fiesta Days.

It's likely that the law restricting open fires and private fireworks in unincorporated Summit County will be lifted soon, due to recent weather conditions. 

A prohibition on private fireworks and open burning in Summit County will come before the County Council at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Rick Brough has more.

Based on the recommendation of Park City fire chief Paul Hewitt, its emergency manager and police chief, the Park City council last week banned the use of personal fireworks. While Hewitt says he's a fan of fireworks, he doesn't think it's worth the risk. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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