A representative from the Davis County Commission, along with city and county officials in Davis County, met Friday regarding fireworks restrictions and the banning of campfires in unincorporated Davis County and Forest Service areas.
Everyone present agreed that, because of the extreme fire danger this season, law enforcement and fire department officials will take a zero tolerance approach to violations of the fireworks and campfire ban put in place this year by the state fire marshal.
Each Davis County city has adopted its own restrictions, which may be viewed on the city’s webpage.
It was also agreed that anyone who starts a fire, even in a location without restrictions, will be held responsible for the costs and/or damages incurred.
Centerville Mayor Ron Russell has sent a letter to residents of that city, informing them that South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jim Rampton has ordered that all discharge of fireworks be prohibited in the city within the areas east of 400 East from Pages Lane to Chase Lane and east of Main from Chase Lane to the north city boundary at Lund Lane.
This restriction will be in effect until July 28, at which time all fireworks in the state are banned until New Year’s Day.
By city ordinance, discharge of fireworks is also prohibited on any undeveloped lot or on any adjacent lot.
The city is not only asking residents to obey the laws regarding use of fireworks, but is asking for help in monitoring the neighborhoods and reporting or discouraging the illegal use of fireworks.
Any discharge of firearms outside of established gun ranges should also be reported to police.