Officials remind everyone to use safety when lighting fireworks

LOGAN — Members of the Cache County Fire District are reminding everyone to use caution when lighting fireworks during their Fourth of July celebrations.

Fire Marshal Jason Win said cooler and wetter weather last month has kept conditions from being as dry as it has been in years past.

“We didn’t put any restrictions out for the Fourth of July because we felt that even though it is getting dryer we are not to that point yet where we need to put restrictions on areas for fireworks,” said Winn. That could change in another couple weeks, when the 24th comes around.”

Fireworks can be lit through July 7, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m and till mid-night on July 4.

Winn reminds anyone lighting fireworks, to use them in a wide-open and flat area like a parking lot.

“We also encourage everybody to have some kind of water source close by, when you are doing fireworks,” said Winn. “That way you can soak your fireworks after they’ve been shot off and if you do have an issue, you have water there, ready to put the fire out.”

Winn also cautions to avoid drinking alcohol while setting off fireworks.

Even though there are no restrictions in Cache County, lighting fireworks in any National Forest area is illegal.

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