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Gov. Spencer Cox, Along With Other Municipal Leaders, Strongly Discourage Personal Fireworks

Gov. Cox and over 30 Utah city mayors, council members and other local leaders asked Utahns to attend public celebrations sponsored by Utah communities this July, instead of using personal fireworks.

Cox said “there are much better ways to celebrate our independence and heritage than personal fireworks this year” and urged residents to celebrate safely. 


With the state in extreme drought, fire marshals will be engaged and aware of timing and locations for local fireworks displays. 


Unified Fire Chief Dan Peterson said “any ignition of grass and shrubs this year has significant potential to grow faster than you can control. He said fire chiefs across the state are joining the governor in asking Utahns to hold off on personal fireworks this year.


Harley is a news reporter at UPR. She covers a bit of everything, but especially news dealing with education and updates from the governor. She has always loved both writing and public speaking, so radio is perfect for her. She is a student at USU studying journalism, sociology, and criminal justice. Outside of work and school, she loves running, hiking, and exploring National Parks.