June 30, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Fire Department is reminding residents where legal fireworks are permitted to be discharged over the Fourth of July weekend.
Fireworks may be discharged in unrestricted areas in the City from July 1-7 and July 21-27 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., said SLC Fire spokesman Jasen Asay in a news release. The hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and 24.
Here is a list of restricted areas (please refer to the map by clicking here):
- All areas east of Foothill Drive, and east of 1300 East to 500 South, including the University of Utah campus
- All areas north of South Temple to State Street and North Temple to 200 West
- City Creek Canyon
- East of 200 West / Wall Street to 300 West
- East 300 West north of Wall Street through Beck Street to the City limit to the north
- All City parks and wildland urban interface areas
- All areas west of I-215
Individuals who violate City firework ordinances could be charged with a class B misdemeanor, and be legally obligated to pay a fine up to $1,000.
The SLC Fire Department also reminds residents of the following safety tips:
- Always follow the recommendations of the firework manufacturer
- Keep a 30-foot clearance area in all directions from the base of the device, with unimpeded clearance over head
- Have a bucket of water nearby to place spent fireworks for at least 12 hours before discarding into a garbage can
- Parents are strongly encouraged to supervise children while using fireworks, and no one under 16 are permitted to purchase fireworks
- Should a firework misfire or not light, do not attempt to re-ignite and do not place in water, but instead let sit for an extended period of time then return to vendor
- Never use fireworks during windy conditions or near wildland areas
- Brace all aerial cakes with noncombustible weight items to avoid tipping
More information can be found by clicking here.