West Jordan bans aerial fireworks through July 27

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WEST JORDAN, Utah, July 15, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The West Jordan City Council has voted to ban aerial fireworks through July 27, the end of the Pioneer Day holiday period during which they would otherwise be legal.

The 4-2 decision came Friday night, four days after Cottonwood Heights enacted a similar ban on aerial fireworks, those designed to launch 15 or more feet into the air.

The Cottonwood Heights decision came after fireworks there on July 4 sparked three fires, keeping firefighters busy through the night.

In West Jordan, officials said firefighters responded to at least nine fires believed to have been caused by fireworks, and more than a dozen others that might have been. One fire reportedly caused $30,000 in damages.

West Jordan city and fire officials are considering designating an area within city limits where aerial fireworks could be allowed, which could be monitored by safety officials. Neither West Jordan nor Cottonwood Heights have banned ground fireworks.

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