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Posted on: June 29, 2021

City of Moab Fireworks Restrictions

City Fire and Fireworks Poster Restrictions


Due to extreme dry conditions and the enhanced risk of fire, fireworks are prohibited in the City of Moab on parkways, public trails and pedestrian paths within CCity Fire and Fireworks Poster Restrictionsity limits as well as over or within 200 feet of Pack Creek or Mill Creek and within 20 feet of any residence, building, structure or combustible material.

Fireworks are also prohibited in City parks except the Center Street Ball Fields. Discharge of fireworks is allowed from July 2-5 only.  

The region is in an extreme drought and conditions are the worst they have been in 90 years. The City asks all residents to help protect themselves and their neighborhoods by respecting all fireworks restrictions.

The professional Community Fireworks Display will be showcased as planned near Lions Back on July 4 at dark. The City and Grand County urge the community to celebrate responsibly this Fourth of July and leave the fireworks to the experts.

Burning of yard waste or other debris is also always prohibited within city limits according to City code.

As of Friday, June 25, 2021, all Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State of Utah, and unincorporated private lands in Grand, San Juan, Carbon, and Emery counties are under Stage II fire restrictions. These restrictions will remain in place until the fire hazard subsides. Restrictions include:

  • No campfires (wood or charcoal) anywhere including designated campgrounds.
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is paved, barren, or cleared to mineral soil.
  •  No metal cutting, welding, or grinding activities in areas of dry vegetation.
  • No discharging or using any kind of fireworks, steel tipped/core ammunition, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
  • Permissible acts – using devices fueled by petroleum or liquid propane gas (LPG) with a shut-off valve is allowed in areas clear of flammable vegetation within three feet of the device.

For more information about fire restrictions (including the orders from each agency), wildfires, fire prevention, and fuels treatment projects, please visit www.utahfireinfo.gov. Always extinguish campfires, dispose of cigarettes properly, stay on roads and trails to avoid dry vegetation, and ensure trailer chains do not drag or create sparks. Fire sense is common sense. Read the full order here.



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