With Pioneer Day just around the corner coupled with the recent rain in the area, many local residents are wondering about whether they can celebrate the day with fireworks.
“While we have had some rain recently, the danger of fire from the use of fireworks remains high,” said Price City Fire Chief Paul Bedont. “Therefore, the firework restrictions within the Price City limits remain in effect.”
Those desiring to celebrate the holiday with fireworks still may, just with a few restrictions. The following is from Price City Fire Department.
“Personal fireworks, only those legal in Utah, will be allowed only onВ July 24th at one location, the old Durrant School (USU/CEU) Park atВ 600 North 500 East. В The hours of discharge will be from 9:00 p.m.В until Midnight. Ground fireworks and sparklers can be discharged onlyВ on the south side of the park, while Utah legal aerial fireworks areВ restricted to the designated area on the east side of the park next toВ the cemetery. Discharge of fireworks outside of the designated date,В time or area is prohibited.”
Bedont wants those who attend to enjoy themselves, but is still apprehensiveВ about letting off all fireworks at a single location.
“I always feel nervous about shooting off so many fireworks in one place, but I would rather they all go off within a designated area where the risks of any danger are almostВ completelyВ canceled out,” he said.
Violating the no-fireworks ordinance within Price City will result in a class BВ misdemeanor.
“My biggest fear is that someone could get hurt,” Bedont said. “Our main focus is going to be on safety, as always.”