Numerous areas of Salt Lake City have been placed off-limits for fireworks use during the coming Independence Day period.
Salt Lake City Fire Department officials on Monday identified the following sections of the city as restricted due to the potential for fires in tinder-dry conditions:
All areas east of Foothill Drive, and east of 1300 East to 500 South, including the University of Utah campus.
All areas north of South Temple to State Street and North Temple to 200 West.
City Creek Canyon.
East of 200 West/ Wall Street to 300 West.
East 300 West north of Wall Street through Beck Street to the city limit to the north.
All city parks and wildland urban interface areas.
All areas west of Interstate 215.
To check on restrictions in your area, please consult the SLCFD's interactive fireworks restrictions map at:
Twitter: @remims Fireworks safety tips •
The SLC Fire Department would like to encourage the public to have fun this holiday season but remember to use fireworks safely. Here are a few safety tips:
Always follow the recommendations of the firework manufacturer.
Keep a 30-foot clearance area in all directions from the base of the device, with unimpeded clearance over head (Trees, awnings, etc.).
Have a bucket of water nearby to place spent fireworks in for at least 12 hours before discarding into a garbage can.
Parents are strongly encouraged to supervise children while using fireworks, and no one under 16 may purchase fireworks.
Should a firework misfire or not light, do not attempt to re-ignite and do not place in water. Instead let sit for an extended period of time then return to vendor.
Never use fireworks during windy conditions or near wildland areas
Brace all aerial cakes with noncombustible weight items to avoid tipping
Source: Salt Lake City Fire Department