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Fireworks restrictions apply in some areas


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The following areas have been closed to the discharge of fireworks:

• All Federal Lands in Carbon County administered by the USDA, BLM, and National Parks.

• All State and School Trust Lands within Carbon County.

• All public and private lands within unincorporated Carbon County.

Within the incorporated cities in Carbon County the following restriction on fireworks apply:

East Carbon and Sunnyside:

Fireworks will only be allowed on July 4 and July 24 at the Sunnyside Park. Chief Gene Madrid has closed all other areas within East Carbon City due to the amount of wildlands surrounding the city.

Helper:

The use of legal fireworks in Helper is unrestricted; however Chief Mike Zamantakis encourages all residents to avoid areas with dry vegetation, especially at the edges of town.

Price:

Due to the limited wildlands surrounding Price City, the use of legal fireworks is unrestricted. However, Chief Paul Bedont encourages all residents to avoid vacant lots and areas with dry vegetation, especially in North Price.

Wellington:

The use of legal fireworks in Wellington City is unrestricted. However Chief Johnny Powell encourages all residents to use extreme caution and to avoid areas with dry vegetation, especially at the edges of town.

Scofield:

The use of legal fireworks within the boundaries of Scofield City is unrestricted; however Chief Erkkila encourages all residents to be very careful due to the proximity of Forest Service lands.

Significant Dates:

Class "C" fireworks can be sold by permit on the following dates: June 23-July 27; Dec. 29-31;

two days before and on Chinese New Year's Eve.

Class "C" fireworks legally obtained can be discharged: July 1 - July 7 and July 21-27 from 11a.m. to 11 p.m. except July 4 and 24, the hours are extended until midnight; New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve 11a.m. - 1a.m. the following day.

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