Smithfield increases fireworks restrictions

<strong>SMITHFIELD—</strong> At the direction of the city council Wednesday night, Smithfield Fire Chief Jay Downs extended the city’s fireworks restrictions another block west to encompass Mack Park and additional undeveloped sections of the city.

The new restrictions, which are effective immediately, prohibit the use of fireworks east of 700 East from the south end of Smithfield to Center Street, then east of 200 East from Center Street to the north end of Smithfield.

“Fortunately, our wildland fire season typically starts 3?4 weeks after southern and central Utah where all the large fires are taking place today,” Downs said. “But because it is so terribly dry here now, we had to take these steps to help ensure the safety of the homes and residents of Smithfield’s east side.”

These new restrictions in Smithfield modified restrictions that were put into place last week as part of a countywide limitation on fireworks along the east benches.

Fireworks restrictions remain in place above 400 East in Hyde Park and throughout the unincorporated areas between Smithfield, Hyde Park, Amalga and Benson, which are served by the Smithfield Fire Department.

Additional restrictions may be added if necessary. Residents are encouraged to visit before using fireworks to see the latest restrictions and review safety tips.

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