Firefighters in Washington County are still battling the West Valley Fire (Pine Mountain) as Independence Day quickly approaches. The lack of moisture has created extremely dry conditions in Southwest Utah. In order to further prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires, a fire restriction order has been issued by the Utah State Forester. The order addresses All unincorporated private and all state lands within Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington Counties. This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.
Independence Day wouldn’t be the same without fireworks, but you are reminded to use them responsibly and according to the laws where you intend to use them. Citizens often ask if fireworks are allowed in particular areas during the holiday. The short answer is they are restricted according to the order (Illegal) within unincorporated Washington County. Please consult your local government for the laws or regulations regarding fireworks where you plan to celebrate the holiday.