Fireworks Use Restricted in Hurricane

Photo by Sue Byford

HURRICANE – Discharging fireworks within Hurricane City limits is restricted to specific conditions and locations under a resolution passed Wednesday by the city council.

The resolution limits discharging fireworks to days that are not “red burn” days and to the following dates: July 2, 3 and 4 and on July 22, 23 and 24. Current information on “red burn” days can be accessed on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality web site:
The resolution also restricts where fireworks may be used to the following locations:
  1. The American Legion ball fields, 860 N. 200 W.
  2. Pioneer Park, 200 N. Main.
  3. The Spilsbury Park ball fields, 600 N. 200 W.
  4. Three Falls Park, 663 W. 900 S.
This restriction means individuals may not light any type of firework at their home or other location beyond those city parks specified in the resolution.  Concerns over the region’s exceptionally wet winter and spring, which has led to an abundance of potential fuel for wildfires, contributed to the council’s decision to restrict the use of fireworks in Hurricane, said Mayor Tom Hirschi.
“It’s just dry as a bone out there and we want to avoid trouble as much as possible, “ Hirschi said.

The public is reminded that Hurricane City’s annual city-sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show is scheduled to begin as soon as darkness falls on Monday, July 4. While the show can be seen throughout the valley, a favorite spot to view the fireworks is at Spilsbury Park, 600 N. 200 W. Bring a camp chair or blankets to spread on the cool grass and come enjoy the show with your friends and neighbors.

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