PARK CITY, UTAH — Effective June 21, and in effect until further notice, fireworks, explosive devices, ignition sources, and open fires are prohibited within Park City limits. Current conditions of high winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation, coupled with the reduced moisture this winter, greatly increase the chance of wildfire and threaten the safety of our community. Briquette barbeques and gas grills, as well as Building Department-permitted fire pits are exempt from the fire ban.
"The number of fires across the state, including several large fires in and around our region already this year, illustrates the elevated danger for communities like ours that are in a wild land-urban interface," said Park City Municipal Emergency Manager Mike McComb. "Fires can start very easily and spread very quickly, and we are not taking any chances."
BRIAN HEAD CHIEF OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO PRESENT ON WILDFIRE PREVENTION TO COUNCIL ON JUNE 26
Dan Benson, Chief of Public Safety for the town of Brian Head, Utah, will briefly address Park City Council on Tuesday, June 26. Benson will speak about the fire that ravaged much of his town last summer and continues to have lasting economic and environmental impacts. Park City is at similar risk because of our topography and siting of residential developments. Benson will also present to resort representatives and homeowners' associations at 3:00 pm on June 26 at the Park City Police station (2060 Park Avenue). Residents are welcome to attend both meetings.