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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Have A Happy 4th - Be Safe With Fireworks

We wish you all a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. We hope you can savor time with those you love, enjoy the beauties of this wonderful land and remember the spirit of American independence.

See our events guide for activities near where you will be traveling.

Remember to observe the laws regarding use of fireworks. Fire danger is high in Utah but, so far, we have not had devastating wildfires this year. With your help we can avoid problems over the holiday.
Fireworks are always prohibited in National Parks, National Forests and other federally-controlled lands. They are also outlawed in Utah State Parks.

The Deseret News has this article highlighting laws and safety issues for fireworks. Below are excerpts.

Lighting fireworks in Utah is allowed between July 1 and July 7, and from July 21 to July 27 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and extended until midnight on the Fourth of July to accommodate the various shows. Municipalities also can impose restrictions on when and where fireworks are allowed.

In Salt Lake City, the area west of I-15, east of the Capitol, the University of Utah and city parks are all off-limits for lighting fireworks, said fire department spokesman Jasen Asay.

The video below shows highlights of the Stadium of Fire celebration last 4th of July in Provo.

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