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Posted on: July 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Firework and Fire Restrictions - Updated July 18

State law allows fireworks to be discharged from 11:00AM - 11:00PM on July 1 – 7, July 21 – 27, December 31, and Chinese New Year’s Eve. Hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and 24 and 1:00AM January 1 and Chinese New Year's Eve.

Utah State and the International Fire Code allow Fire Marshall's with the approval of the legislative body to restrict the discharge of fireworks beyond this when there are public safety concerns.

City Council voted to ban fireworks in the following subdivisions and areas of Highland: Beacon Hills Subdivision, Bull River Subdivision and drainage areas, Chamberry Fields Subdivision, Country French Subdivision, Dry Creek Highland Subdivision and drainage areas, Hidden Oaks Subdivision, Highland Glen Park, Highland Hills Subdivision, Highland Hollow and drainage areas, Highland Oaks Subdivision, Hunter Ridge Subdivision, Mercer Hollow Subdivision, Mouth of American Fork Canyon, Skye Estates Subdivision, Sterling Pointe, Sunset Mountain Properties, Town Center Splash Pad, View Point Subdivision, and Westfield Cove Subdivision. You can see a map of these restrictions here or below.

City Council also voted to ban any open fires in Highland City except for those that are in landscaped yards in private residence's with a hose or fire extinguisher nearby.

The Utah State forester ordered a ban on fireworks and any open fires of any kind except within the facilities designated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas, or home sites where running water is present. This ban applies to all unincorporated private and all state lands within Utah County. For more information on this, visit https://www.utahfireinfo.gov
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