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FIREWORKS ARE BANNED IN MANY PARTS OF MILLCREEK

The maps below (excerpted from the UFA’s Interactive Fireworks Restrictions Map) depict the restricted areas in Millcreek where using fireworks is prohibited by ordinance. (North is to the left.) Consistent with the UFA’s recommendations, Millcreek’s ordinance also bans fireworks in unrestricted areas of the City that are

within 300 feet of vacant lots and undeveloped land.

Click here to review Millcreek’s ordinance.

In addition, Granite School District has announced that the discharge of fireworks is prohibited on all school properties within the district.

Therefore, fireworks are prohibited:

Everywhere east of I-215 / Wasatch Blvd.

Skyline High and Millcreek Canyon Rd.

East and West of Highland Drive

Big Cottonwood Regional Park

Parleys Historic Nature Park / The Roundabouts

Jordan River Parkway

and at ALL SCHOOLS in Millcreek.

Mayor Silvestrini has made a personal plea to the citizens of Millcreek to forgo fireworks this year. He says, “It’s too hot and too dry. The safety and well-being of your neighbors requires this small sacrifice this year.” Click here to see his letter.

If you decide to ignore his plea, take at least these precautions:

  • Use fireworks only in locations allowed by Millcreek’s ordinance.
  • Choose a shooting site that is concrete, asphalt, or hard-packed dirt (no school parking lots).
  • Clean up combustible grass, dry leaves and brush from the shooting site.
  • Before using fireworks, water down the shooting site to a 25-foot radius.
  • Have a ready supply of water or a fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Sober adults should handle and fire the fireworks.
  • Soak used fireworks with water; don’t melt your garbage can.

Do NOT use fireworks in any prohibited area. Call 911 in the event of an emergency. Report illegal fireworks to UPD 385-743-700.