Alpine bans fireworks, other cities list restrictions for fire season

Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 8:19 p.m. MDT

Bottle rockets are shown at Southgate Fireworks in Southgate, Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Paul Sancya, Associated Press

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Related: Firework restrictions throughout Utah

ALPINE — The city joined others in the state by issuing a complete ban of fireworks and open fires on Wednesday.

City officials said that due to environmental issues, topographical considerations and public safety concerns, the ignition and discharge of all fireworks within city boundaries have been prohibited. Open fires in fire pits and campfires have also been banned, according to a statement from Lone Peak Fire Department.

In Alpine, gas barbecues are permitted only at the approved pavilions at Creekside, Burgess and Legacy parks. Cedar Hills and Highland have also posted restrictions for fireworks.

Other cities and counties throughout Utah have banned fireworks or through the 2012 fire season.

On June 15, the state forester and state agencies banned all fireworks outside of incorporated cities and all fires outside of improved campgrounds with designated fire pits.

“The only ones that can set off fireworks this year are if you live in an incorporated city or town," State Fire Marshal Brent Halladay said regarding the fireworks ban. "Anyone living out in the county can’t set fireworks off. I don’t think most people know that."

Julian Reyes Twitter: @_JulianReyes_

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