The near-record temperatures and dry vegetation have led to the continuation of a fireworks ban implemented in many areas during the Fourth of July holiday.
The following areas will be affected for the Days of `47 holiday period, July 21-27:- Salt Lake City Fire Chief Thomas Tallon has banned the use of fireworks east of Foothill Drive, east of Wasatch Drive, north of North Campus Drive, east of Virginia Street, north of 11th Avenue, in City Creek Canyon, north of 500 North and west of I-215.
Salt Lake County fire Capt. Bill Brass announced a county fireworks ban east of Wasatch Boulevard and west and south of U-111. That area includes Emigration Canyon, Olympus Boulevard, and both Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, Brass said.
- Bountiful Fire Chief Jerry Lemon continued the ban implemented several years ago, prohibiting fireworks east of Bountiful Boulevard.
- South Davis Fire Chief Brent Argyle has not yet issued a formal ban but said he is monitoring conditions closely.
- Utah County fire officials have not issued a specific ban but advise people to take great care when using fireworks. They also encouraged people to enjoy the shows various cities are putting on, instead of setting off their own fireworks.
- Summit and Wasatch counties have not issued a formal ban.
- The U.S. Forest Service prohibits fireworks in campgrounds and forested areas.