Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Stubbornly hot and dry conditions have persisted throughout Utah and are expected to continue through the Fourth of July holiday prompting many cities and towns to tighten firework restrictions, and at least four to cancel their firework displays.
Earlier this week Gov. Gary Herbert said that the state has already done all that it can do to ban fires and fireworks and called on the cities and towns of Utah to restrict fireworks as they see fit.
"Fireworks are banned throughout the state today. As of June 23, that ban has been in place for every place except for the incorporated areas of our state. So the cities and local government officials have the ability to regulate that," Herbert said last week.
The towns of Coalville, Henefer, Hurricane and Marysvale have cancelled their annual holiday firework displays because of the extreme conditions.
The Utah state fire marshal has asked that cities submit their restrictions to them. Here is a list of cities that have established firework restrictions.
Any aerial fireworks that shoot greater than 10 feet in height are banned within Milford city limits. Fireworks that don't rise fewer than 10 feet in the air are permitted on private property that has at least 10 feet of clearance. For more information go to http://www.milfordut.com/
Box Elder County
Visit Brigham City's web site to see the updated firework restrictions map. Fireworks are restricted along the east bench (foothills) in the urban wild land interface from 1500 North to the south Brigham City boundary, east of residential property on Highland Blvd, 675 North, Aspen Drive, Carolyn Place, Orchard Place, Oak Place, Bott Avenue, Sycamore Circle, Sheri Circle, 1300 East, Bywater Way, and Kaylynne Circle; east of a line running due south from Highland Boulevard to Hwy 89/91; east of Hwy 89/91 from the mouth of the canyon to Michelle Drive; east of residential property on Michelle Drive; Brigham City Airport and surrounding areas inside of the city limits; the annexed areas of the Bear River Bird Refuge (west of I-15 running along the city limit boundaries and in the unincorporated areas surrounding Brigham City.
All areas east of 400 East from South border to North of the city are restricted.
All areas east of 1300 East are restricted.
All areas west of 2400 West and east of 800 East are restricted.
All areas north of 400 North and east of 1700 East, south of 400 North and east of 1400 East are restricted.
All areas east of 550 East are restricted.
All areas east of Hollow Road are restricted.
All areas east of 1600 East from the South border to the North border of the city are restricted.
All areas east of 100 East are restricted.
All areas east of 400 East and all areas south of Canyon Road and 600 South are restricted.
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