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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Updated Firework and Open Flame Restrictions effective 7-08-22

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FIREWORK AND OPEN FLAME RESTRICTIONS

Background: Due to the forecasted hot and dry weather, and an ongoing drought that is now being classified as “severe,” and due to the ongoing red flag warnings, that signify increased danger of rapidly spreading fires, the following restrictions are being established.

By Order of the Fire Marshal: The following restrictions shall apply to the use of fireworks and open flames. The restrictions will be in effect from June 24th 2022, through October 15th 2022, or until conditions improve.

Restrictions Defined:

The use of any firework device or open flame shall be prohibited in the following defined restricted areas.

Geographical Areas Defined:

1.All areas east of Harrison Boulevard from the south city boundary, north to 2nd street, west on 2nd street to Monroe and then north to the Ogden City boundary.

2. All wooded areas along the Ogden and Weber River Parkway beginning at Harrison Blvd and continuing along the pathways to the west city boundary and the south city boundary. This also includes all associated parks along the River corridor.

3. All of Fort Buenaventura, the city baseball park and dog park area located off of A Ave.

4. The old landfill property located at approx. 2550 A Ave., near Fort Buenaventura.

5. All open fields, vacant lots, wooded areas, and brush covered hillsides throughout the city.

Unlawful Acts Defined:

See Ogden City Ordinance 11-6-3, section D:

11-6-3. [HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:]

A. [Definitions:] For purposes of this section:

IGNITION SOURCE means any lighted or burning material or object, including recreational fires or campfires, a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, firework, lighter, match, or smoking paraphernalia.

Issued By:

Kevin Brown

Fire Marshal

Ogden City Fire Department

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