How to safely light up the sky with fireworks

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SALT LAKE CITY — With the 4th of July and Pioneer Day quickly approaching, many Utahns are excited to get out after months of social distancing and enjoy some fireworks. However, after fireworks caused a fire in Lehi early Sunday morning the Utah Department of Public Safety has released a guide explaining firework safety.

Gov. Gary Herbert said on Sunday the decision on when and where to light fireworks is mostly made by local mayors and city councils.

When can you set off fireworks?

The state of Utah allows fireworks to be set off July 2-5 for the 4th of July, and again July 22-25 for Pioneer Day. Typically, fireworks can be set off from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on those days, except for the holiday itself when they can be used until midnight.

New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve are two other holidays that allow fireworks from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. the following day.

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