Fireworks Ban

Dave Thacker, Park City Chief Building Official & Fire Code Official has announced a ban on fireworks, explosive devices, and open fires within Park City limits effective immediately and in effect until further notice. Residential BBQs and briquettes are the only exceptions. The ban is due to current conditions of hot temperatures, high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation— all of which significantly increase the risk of wildfires. For information about fire-prevention and general emergency preparedness, visit bereadyparkcity.org.

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The Park City Council has banned the use of fireworks and open fires in town. The town's emergency manager, Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt say they gave the council information and their honest opinions. Although they don't agree exactly on the level of risk, both men says they've erred on the side of caution. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Emergency Manager Hugh Daniels and Fire Chief Paul Hewitt about the Park City Council's decision to ban fireworks this summer. Park City Council Member Liza Sinpson reviews some of the business discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council discusses a rain harvesting program proposed for Park City and Bob Kollar and Jenny Dierson discuss upcoming special events, including the 4th of July festivities.

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The Park City Council will decide Thursday if they issue a ban on fireworks and open fires, after they see how the weather and moisture levels look at this point. The council reviewed the item at their meeting last week. As Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt put it, there was "a little bit of a disagreement" among emergency responders about the fire hazard this year. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Bruce Erickson who is advocating for Park City Senior Citizens. Park City Council Member Tim Henney reviews Thursday's meeting, including the decision to move forward with Phase 2 of the Mountain Accord. Colin Hilton with the Utah Olympic Park and Luke Bodensteiner with USSA give detailis about the June 27th opening of the new jumps and freestyle pool. Park City Emergency manager Hugh Daniels makes the case for his proposed ban of personal fireworks and outdoor burning.