It has been quite some time since Carbon and Emery counties have received significant precipitation. Conditions are dry and the potential of a fire erupting is high. This Fourth of July, use caution while lighting fireworks.
Although there are currently no firework restrictions in the two counties, Price City Fire Chief Paul Bedont advises residents to use common sense this holiday weekend.
“There are no restrictions at this time, but firework users should avoid dry grass and shrubbery,” Bedont explained. “If it is breezy, avoid using aerials. Also, make sure children are always supervised while lighting fireworks.”
With no fire restrictions in place, residents still need to follow state firework laws. “If fireworks are legal in Utah, then it’s okay to use,” Bedont stated. “Fireworks purchased in Wyoming or other states are illegal and should not be used at all in Utah.”
The fire chief also explained that if a fire is set due to firework usage, the user can be criminally and civilly liable for any damage done. “Just use common sense,” Bedont concluded. “We aren’t here to spoil anyone’s fun. We just want to make sure everyone has a safe July Fourth holiday.”