Dry Utah conditions and upcoming festivities are prompting authorities to establish restrictions on fireworks as July 4, and July 24, celebrations soon approach.

Box Elder County is following the same guidelines set by the State of Utah and will only allow the use of fireworks starting July 2, to July 5, 2019, and from July 22, to July 25. Fireworks are only allowed to be lit during the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on those dates. However, on July 4, and July 24, those hours are extended to midnight.

The county is urging residents to “be mindful of your neighbors and please, please clean up your used fireworks” and those violating these restrictions may face fines up to $1,000.

Only Class C fireworks can be sold during the following dates: June 24 and June 25, during the summer months.

Tremonton City and Garland City are both following the same restrictions as Box Elder County.

Willard City has also released further restrictions allowing no fireworks east of Hwy. 89 in Willard City proper. They added other restrictions in that area including “setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in permanently improved places of habitation.”

More restrictions in Willard City include “discharging or using any fireworks, tracer ammunition, or other pyrotechnic devices including explosive targets.” There is also a ban on cutting, welding, or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.