Posted by Ben McAdams
July 2, 2018
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July is a fun-filled month, especially in our state where we get two chances to celebrate. The 4th of July and Pioneer Day are often celebrated with BBQs, parades, and fireworks. Nothing spoils family fun like fire damage or injury. That's why Unified Fire Authority Chief Petersen and I are reminding residents to be extra cautious with fireworks this year.
Weather conditions in Utah make for high fire danger right now. We ask that everyone refer to the fireworks restrictions map to see where fireworks are allowed, and check back often for more restrictions that may be set throughout the month. Safety is something we all want while enjoying the holidays with friends and family.
Here are few reminders and safety tips:
- In unrestricted areas, fireworks are allowed on July 2 - July 5, and July 22 - July 25
- Read caution labels and descriptions on fireworks' packages before discharge
- When setting off fireworks, have a bucket of water or hose nearby
- Wear glasses to protect your eyes when using fireworks
- Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minues then soak it in a bucket of water.
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