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West Jordan restricts fireworks in areas of the city

FILE "“ West Jordan officials are prohibiting the use of fireworks, lighters and matches in certain areas of the city due to fire danger.
FILE "“ West Jordan officials are prohibiting the use of fireworks, lighters and matches in certain areas of the city due to fire danger.
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WEST JORDAN — West Jordan officials are prohibiting the use of fireworks, lighters and matches in certain areas of the city due to fire danger.

The restricted areas include all areas west of state Route 111 within the city limits; all areas within 200 feet of the Jordan River Parkway Trail east of 1300 West; all areas within 200 feet of the Clay Hollow Wash that runs east and west near 7800 South from approximately 4800 West to S.R. 111; all areas within 200 feet of Bingham Creek, located near the Old Bingham Highway; and all city parks, unless a permit has been obtained for a professional display.

Violators could be charged with a class B misdemeanor, which carries penalties of up to six months in jail and $1,000 fine, according to a press release from the city’s fire department.

Personal fireworks are not allowed in West Jordan parks but may be discharged according to state code between July 1-7 and July 21-27 in nonrestricted areas. Salt Lake County Health rules restrict noise between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.