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Fireworks after the 4th?

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Utah is notoriously known for wildfires in the summer time. In the last month according to the Unified Fire Authority fire crews have battled some sort of fire nearly every day. Some of these are your normal brush fires, but most are caused by humans. Some areas have major wild land conditions which makes the starting of a wildfire that much more likely to happen.

But the question most Utahn’s have is can they still light fireworks in their neighborhood post 4th of July? Well yes and no.

In Utah fireworks are allowed in most areas 2 days before and one day after the 4th. Then again leading up the Pioneer Day July 22nd-25th.

While some people travel to nearby Wyoming to purchase fireworks, most of the ones bought across the state line are illegal in the state of Utah and if you’re caught it could be a pretty costly fine.

In regards to wildfires, Fire fighters requests the public to NOT fly drones over wildfires.

Last year 44 drones halted 22 air and ground missions putting fire crews in danger. If you spot or smell a wildfire or any fire for that matter it’s recommended to call your local firefighters immediately!

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