UTAH COUNTY (ABC4) – A temporary restriction has been issued for Utah County regarding the use of personal fireworks.
In a meeting on June 23, the Utah County Commission approved a provisional ban on certain open fires and fireworks in all county parks.
Officials state that the Stage 1 restrictions only allow fires in approved and constructed grills and fire pits, stoves, or grills that solely use liquid petroleum fuels, and by certain officers in official duties.
“Violations of the firework ban can be punished as a Class B Misdemeanor, up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail, so please have a safe and enjoyable summer, but be aware of wildfire risks and do your part to protect our county,” they add.
According to public officials, the temporary restriction is scheduled to expire in 30 days, but can be revisited if conditions worsen.
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