SLC Fire Department releases fire restrictions for 2018

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Fire Department has released fire restrictions for the city for 2018, and those who violate them may face a $1,000 fine for failure to comply.

Firework restrictions are stricter this year, due to dry weather, wildfires and legislative decisions, SLCFD public information officer Audra Sorensen said in a news release Tuesday.

“SLCFD has been working to provide information as clearly and simply as possible this year, ensuring residents and businesses know the ‘when, where and how’ of fireworks,” the news release said.

WHEN
1. Fireworks are allowed July 2-6, and July 22-26: You may discharge fireworks between Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 6 for the Independence Day holiday; and between Sunday, July 22 and Thursday, July 26 for Pioneer Day.
2. Light times are 11 to 11: Allowed lighting times are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and extended to midnight on July 4 and July 24.

WHERE
Many areas are restricted to fireworks: Fireworks are never allowed in the city east of 900 East, west of Redwood Road, and north of South Temple, as well as city parks and properties. Details of these restrictions can be found on the SLC Fire website here.

The site has fireworks-restrictions map searchable by exact address. In addition, the site lists allowed dates and times, safety tips and ordinance information.

Firework sales: Firework sales are allowed between Sunday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 25.

HOW
If you are in a legally allowed fireworks zone, on the allowed discharge dates, please note the safety tips below for safely shooting off fireworks.

  • Only Class 1.4G fireworks that cannot travel more than 15 ft. in to the air (vertically) or 10 ft. on the ground (horizontally) are state approved for residential and recreational use.
  • Fireworks that explode (firecrackers) are prohibited.
  • Fireworks such as bottle rockets and roman candles are strictly prohibited.
  • No fireworks discharge shall be allowed within the distance of 150 ft. of the fireworks stand or trailer.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to supervise their children while using fireworks.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to place spent fireworks in for at least 12 hours before discarding into a garbage can.
Courtesy: SLCFD

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