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Fireworks that were made legal to purchase last week can be launched off from Monday until Thursday. An additional period will run from July 22 to July 25 this year around Pioneer Day. They can be launched from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during approved days and to midnight on the two holidays.
However, because of ongoing wildfires throughout the state and a worsening drought, many state and local officials have adopted fireworks restrictions in their respective city limits to avoid the risk of sparking new fires. In addition, Gov. Gary Herbert reminded residents Thursday that fireworks are banned on state-owned lands this year. They are also banned on all federal land in the state.
Launching fireworks outside of a designated area or outside the dates allow could result in a $1,000 fine from the state, according to the new Utah law on fireworks.
So if you purchased fireworks this year, where can and can’t you launch them? Here are fireworks restrictions and approved areas enacted in 2018:
Aerial fireworks can be launched at Evergreen (200 N. 700 East), Val Vista (1300 N. 1100 East), Art Dye (550 E. 1100 North), Hindley (400 N. 560 West), Greenwood (200 E. 500 South) and Legacy (70 W. 1340 North) parks.
Ground fireworks can be set at all other parks in the city, but the city requires that all fireworks be launched from a safe distance from structures, trees and vegetation.
Any fireworks launched higher than 150 feet require a permit from the city. Fireworks can be launched from private properties with permission from the city.
A map of the approved areas to launch fireworks can be found here.
Fireworks are generally banned in all areas east of Wasatch Boulevard, as well as all city parks and open land, such as schools, west of the road.
An interactive map of the restrictions can be found here.
Fireworks are allowed within Castle Dale, Cleveland, Elmo, Emery, Ferron, Green River, Huntington and Orangeville city limits, according to a letter by county officials.
Fireworks are banned in all unincorporated areas of the county. In addition, fireworks are banned in Brian Head, Cedar Highlands, Kanarraville, Paragonah and Parowan.
Fireworks are banned in most of Cedar City, but allowed at Cedar High School, Cedar Middle School and Bicentennial Park.
All fireworks are banned in all locations east of U.S. 89 in the city and aerial fireworks restricted west of the highway. An interactive map can be found here.
Fireworks are prohibited near any undeveloped land in the city, any area west of I-15 and anywhere within 500 feet of National Forest or Bureau of Land Management land or within 500 feet of the city’s 2014 restrictions in the eastern part of town.
A map of the restrictions can be found here.
Fireworks are banned in all areas east of Harrison Boulevard from the city’s north to south boundaries, as well as all wooded areas along Ogden and Weber river parkways beginning at Harrison Boulevard, all areas of Fort Buenaventura, the city baseball park and dog park area located off of A Avenue, the city’s old landfill property located at 2550 A Ave. and all open fields, vacant lots, wooded areas, and brush covered hillsides throughout the city.
A map of the restrictions and approved areas can be found here.
All fireworks are banned within city limits.
Salt Lake City
Fireworks are prohibited in all city parks, all areas east of 900 East, west of Redwood Road and north of South Temple.
Fireworks are banned in all city parks, including Dimple Dell. Fireworks are also generally prohibited in areas east of 1300 East in city limits, although there are some pockets east of the street where fireworks are not banned. Fireworks are prohibited in all city limits west of I-15, also.
An interactive map of the restrictions can be found here.
Fireworks are restricted in all areas east of I-15 and all areas in the Summit Ridge Parkway in the southwest part of the city and allowed all areas west of the freeway north of Summit Ridge Parkway.
A map of the restricted and accepted areas can be found here.
Fireworks are prohibited within 200 feet of Bingham Creek or the Jordan River Parkway space or trail and within 25 feet of undeveloped wildland or areas containing dry brush, grass, weeds or any other combustible vegetation.
Fireworks are restricted in all open fields, vacant lots, wooded areas, brush-covered hillsides and areas with junegrass, evergreens or Juniper trees.
Fireworks are banned on the foothill boundaries northeast of Springville starting at Main Street and 1400 North. The boundaries include east of Millpond Drive, 400 North to 1300 East and Canyon road to 2450 East.
They are also banned in all areas of east of 2400 East, as well as west of railroad tracks located around 400 West from the city’s northern boundary to the intersection of U.S. 89 near the southern border of the city.
There are also some other pockets where fireworks are prohibited. A map of all the restricted and acceptable areas can be found here.
Fireworks are prohibited throughout most of the city’s outer limits, with pockets where lighting off fireworks is accepted within the city.
A map of areas where fireworks are accepted can be found here.
Fireworks are permitted in the central portion of Tooele city limits and within West Street to Matthews Lane and Clark Street to Durfee Street in Grantsville.
People can also light fireworks in several other properties within the county:
- Anderson Ranch subdivision in Grantsville
- South Willow Estates subdivision in Grantsville
- Rush Valley Fire station, 50 W. Park Lane in Rush Valley
- Vernon Fire station, 325 Main St. in Vernon
The town of Stockton announced Friday fireworks are banned for the rest of 2018 due to "extreme fire weather condition."
A full map of the accepted areas can be found here.
Fireworks are banned in all areas west of state Route 111 (Bacchus Highway within West Jordan City limits), in areas 200 feet of the Jordan River Parkway Trail east of 1300 West, in areas within 200 feet of the Clay Hollow Wash in the area of 7800 South, in areas within 200 feet of Bingham Creek and at all city parks, unless a permit was issued for professional display.
A map of the restrictions and approved zones can be found here.
Other incorporated areas in the state
Although a city or county did not release fireworks restrictions in 2018, it doesn’t mean old restrictions remain in place. A full list of towns and cities with fireworks ordinances and restrictions can be found here.