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Posted on: June 24, 2022

City Fireworks and Burning Restrictions

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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 City 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 for the Center Street Ball Fields. Discharge of fireworks is allowed from July 2-5 only. Please help protect yourself and your neighborhood byFire and Fireworks Poster respecting the fireworks ban. Read the City ordinance. 

TYPES OF FIREWORKS NOT ALLOWED:

  • Fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than 6 feet off the ground;
  • Aerial & flash shells, roman candles, comets and mortars; 
  •  Firecrackers, bottle & aerial rockets; • Other similar explosives.

Report fireworks violations to law enforcement: 435-259-8115.

State law allows fireworks to be discharged from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 5, and from 11 a.m. to midnight on July 4. Those same hours apply to the days fireworks are allowed for Pioneer Day (July 22, 23, and 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and 11 a.m. to midnight on July 24).

Read the State Fire Marshal Fireworks Information.

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

As of June 2, 2022, all Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State of Utah, and unincorporated private lands in Grand and San Juan 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.

Use of 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 state and federal 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.

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