County Briefs: Fire restrictions
July 18, 2017
Fire restrictions for East Side municipalities
Last week, Kamas, Oakley and Francis enacted a ban on open fires and fireworks. As of Monday, Henefer is the only East Side municipality that has not imposed any fire restrictions.
Earlier this month, the State Forester, with advice from the Summit County Council, determined that fire restrictions must be implemented in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. Last week, the City Councils of Kamas, Oakley and Francis followed suit. On June 23, Park City enacted a similar ban.
Anyone who violates the ordinance by creating fires or using fireworks could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. They may also be responsible for the costs related to damages and containment.
State law allows for class C fireworks, which can be purchased at grocery stores and includes sparklers and snakes, to be sold for three days before and after New Year's Day, Chinese New Year, July 4 and July 24. Pioneer Day, a celebration typically celebrated with fireworks, is July 24.
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