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Just a Day Before Holiday, More Cities are Banning Fireworks

Just a Day Before Holiday, More Cities are Banning Fireworks

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(KSL News) On the eve of the 24th of July state holiday, Washington County commissioners have voted to ban fireworks in unincorporated areas.

A violation is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The city of Bountiful extended its fireworks restrictions.

Fireworks are now banned from 400 North to the south end of the city -- and in all areas east of 900 East.

Wildfires burning on Utah's tinderbox-dry lands are prompting the Iron County commission to ban fireworks.

The issue has been put on the agenda for a meeting tonight.

Iron County Clerk David Yardley says commissioners have talked about taking action and with another fireworks holiday tomorrow a decision must be made now.

Yardley says the commission will probably put a ban on fireworks for the rest of the summer.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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