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SLC Fire Department details fireworks restrictions for 2018; violators face fine of up to $1,000

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 19:50:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City firefighters say due to dry weather and the threat of wildfires, fireworks restrictions are more strict than usual for 2018.

The fire department says those who violate the restrictions may face a fine of up to $1,000.

The department notes that fireworks can be set off legally in allowed areas from July 2 until July 6 and from July 22 to July 26. Fireworks are allowed from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day and until midnight on the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day, which is July 24.

In addition to those restrictions on time and place, fireworks are never allowed in some areas of the city: East of 900 East, west of Redwood Road and north of South Temple. Fireworks are likewise prohibited at all times at all city parks and city properties.

You can search an exact address to find the relevant restrictions by visiting this page and clicking on the map.

Fireworks sales are allowed from June 24 until July 25.

Salt Lake City Fire also provided these safety tips:

  • Fireworks may be discharged in approved areas only.
  • 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.