Public Information Officer
Emergency Services Director
Brigham City, UT – Brigham City has issued firework restriction zones. High temperatures and lack of precipitation have cause Brigham City and surrounding areas to dry out very quickly. The City is facing many of the same dangers as southern Utah with wildfires. Due to the high risk of those dangers, the use of fireworks/ignition is now restricted in the following areas:
1. Along the east bench (foothills) in the urban wild land interface from 1500 North to the south Brigham City boundary, more particularly described as follows:
· Area east of residential property on Highland Blvd, 675 North, Aspen Drive, Carolyn Place, Orchard Place, Oak Place, Bott Avenue, Sycamore Circle, Sheri Circle, 1300 East, Bywater Way and Kaylynne Circle
· Area east of a line running due south from Highland Blvd to Hwy 89/91
· Area east of Hwy 89/91 from the mouth of the canyon to Michelle Drive
· Area east of residential property on Michelle Drive
2. Brigham City Airport and surrounding areas inside of the city limits
3. The annexed areas of the Bear River Bird Refuge (west of I-15 running along the city limit boundaries as shown on the map.
These restrictions still allow the citizens to enjoy the holiday with setting off fireworks while protecting the city’s water shed and urban interface areas and allow the Brigham City Fire Department to protect property appropriately. In 2007 Brigham City experienced the same type of weather and issued this proposed ban to protect the same area and we were successful. If conditions continue to become more hazardous, further restrictions may be implemented.
City Officials are asking residents to use caution while detonating fireworks within the city near dry grass on vacant lots and yards. Residents may use Lindsay, Watkins, Mary Christensen and John Adams parks as sites for fireworks. Those who use the city parks must clean up the debris afterwards.
Brigham City Fire Division is also undertaking an education program for the residents of Brigham City explaining the concerns with the use of fireworks/ignition sources in an extremely dry environment. In addition, they will increase their prevention activities in and around the July 4th and 24th holiday time period.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call (435)226-1400
For the official release, please click here.