Utah Fireworks and Open Burning Information
No aerial fireworks shall be discharged within 300 feet of restricted areas due to the risk of wind and extremely dry vegetation.
Click here for 2013 Fireworks and Open Burning Restrictions Interactive Map.
State Forester Fire Restriction Order for unincorporated areas
State Fire Marshal Press Release
City Ordinances for fireworks and open burning restrictions:
Fireworks can be discharged July 1st - July 7th, and July 21st - July 24th from 11am - 11pm, Exception - July 4th and 24th - 11am until midnight.
New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve - 11am - 1am the following day
Sale and possession of fireworks are limited to those approved by the Utah State Fire Marshal
The use of fireworks should be done in a manner that is safe, responsible, and away from buildings and combustibles
Interactive Map showing fireworks restricted areas
REMEMBER, THE SAFEST WAY TO ENJOY FIREWORKS IS TO ATTEND A PUBLIC DISPLAY CONDUCTED BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!
RECREATIONAL FIRE: Allowed under the following conditions:
-RECREATIONAL FIRE-- An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, portable outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.
-Not to be used on balconies and decks.
-Fire extinguisher, hose, etc. must be readily available.
-Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet (7620 mm) of a structure or combustible material.
-Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition
-Open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
-When open burning creates or adds to a hazardous situation, or a required permit for open burning has not been obtained, the fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of the open burning operation
BARBEQUE GRILLS / PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIREPLACE
-Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet (3048 mm) of a structure or combustible material.
-Open-flame cooking devices are not to be operated on balconies and decks (See **FYI for exceptions)
Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction.
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- One- and two-family dwellings.
- Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
- LP-gas cooking devices having LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 2 ½ pounds [nominal 1 pound LP-gas capacity].
Click here to download the fireworks pamphlet. (Pamphlets are also available at every UFA fire station.)
Click here for station locations.
Click here to download the Fireworks Stands, Mercantile Sales training material.