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Fireworks banned in Summit County

Ammunition use strongly discouraged, open fires outlawed until October

In an emergency meeting Monday afternoon, the Summit County Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks and open fires during the 2012 fire season. The ordinance also discourages the use of certain ammunition in Summit County

The Council, along with the county’s three fire districts, decided to ban the use of fireworks in all unincorporated areas of the county due to the forecasted dry, windy weather expected to continue until October.

Ordinance 52-4-202, which received unanimous approval, defines local fire conditions as "high risk" and will remain in effect through October 1. The ordinance prohibits all Class ‘C’ fireworks which includes most of those that residents can purchase at a store such as firecrackers, cannon crackers, salute, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, skyrockets, roman candles or any other similar types.

According to Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt, the ordinance does not ban fireworks like sparklers or class A or B fireworks that are used in large, permitted public displays conducted in Oakley and at Park City Resort and Canyons over the July 4 holiday.


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