Salt Lake City firefighters get out the word about where fireworks are banned

(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Means) Salt Lake City firefighters are distributing this flyer in neighborhoods on June 28 and 29, to remind residents of the areas in the city where fireworks are prohibited.

Salt Lake City firefighters are going door-to-door this weekend to remind residents where they can and cannot light fireworks on the Fourth of July holiday.

Firefighters on Friday passed out flyers in Rose Park, on the city’s northwest side — and are planning to do the same Saturday in the Avenues and Capitol neighborhoods, said Capt. Adam Archuleta of the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

The flyers remind residents of the city’s “No Fireworks Zone,” where fireworks are banned. The area covers land west of Redwood Road, north of South Temple, and east of 900 South. Fireworks also are not allowed in city parks.

State and federal agencies sent out reminders Friday of fire restrictions — including fireworks — in southern Utah and on public lands.

Possessing or using fireworks is illegal on public lands, including national parks and national forests, “and puts our natural resources at risk,” according to a Bureau of Land Management release sent to media Friday.

An interagency news release Friday listed national parks, BLM land, and unincorporated privately owned and state administered lands in Washington, Kane and Iron counties as areas where open fires and fireworks are prohibited.

For information on statewide fire restrictions, go to utahfireinfo.gov. For information about restrictions in Salt Lake City, go to slcfire.gov.