(KUTV) — With wildfires already blazing throughout much of the state, Salt Lake City firefighters are going out of their way to prevent any more.
On Tuesday, several firefighters led by Chief Karl Lieb joined forces with volunteers from Yalecrest Community Council. They went door to door in the Sugar House neighborhood handing out fliers about firework restrictions.
“It gives us a chance to speak to community members directly, so we can educate them on the hazards we have this year,” Lieb said.
The dry, windy conditions have firefighters on extra alert over the holiday. Because of tighter restrictions, this is first year the Yalecrest community cannot light off fireworks.
“We all love fireworks. I think we all want to enjoy the Fourth of July with our family, but I think it’s important that we do it safely and we do it in a way that doesn’t create a hazard for your neighbors,” Lieb said.
More information about firework restrictions in Utah can be found here.