LEHI — Due to hot and dry conditions, the city’s fire department has banned fireworks in Traverse Mountain, in all areas north of Timpanogos Highway and along the Dry Creek Corridor from 1200 East to Center Street.
According to the city, discharging fireworks in these areas will result in a citation or fine. Also, any person that causes a fire due to negligence will be fiscally responsible for all damages.
Lehi Fire Chief Jeremy Craft is asking for residents’ help to keep the community safe by educating themselves and others about the dangers of using fireworks. He is asking residents to pay close attention to safety tips and recommendations from firework manufactures and retailers.
Residents are also being reminded that bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M-80s, ground salutes or sky lanterns are illegal in Utah. Aerial fireworks sold in Utah retail stores are legal but should be used with extreme caution. These fireworks can travel as high as 150 feet into the air and should not be discharged in windy conditions.
Lehi residents may only discharge fireworks between July 1-7, and July 21-27, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and July 24.