County Briefs: Firework restrictions |

County Briefs: Firework restrictions

Firework restrictions for East Side municipalities

As of Thursday, Coalville City is the only East Side municipality that has enacted a ban on fireworks. Oakley, Francis, Kamas and Henefer have not imposed any firework restrictions. Coalville City Council members passed the ordinance Tuesday, June 13. The ban goes into effect on July 1. Anyone who violates the ordinance by creating fires or using fireworks could face up to a $1,000 fine and may be responsible for the costs related to damages and containment.

Fireworks illegal on National Forest lands

Possession and use of fireworks within National Forest boundaries is prohibited by law at all times and is strictly enforced, according to a press release from the National Forest Service.

Beginning Saturday, July 1, all state, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and
National Park Service lands, including all unincorporated private lands in the following areas, are under fire restrictions:


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  • State lands and unincorporated private lands in all counties except Summit,
    Wasatch and Cache.
  • BLM lands located in eastern Utah in all counties except Summit, Wasatch and
  • National Park Service including Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks and
    Dinosaur, Natural Bridges, and Hovenweep National Monuments
  • The restrictions include no campfires, except in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas or homes with running water available, and no smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site
    or while stopped in an area that is paved, barren or cleared to mineral soil. The restrictions will be in place until the fire hazard subsides.