Utah lawmakers say no to full fireworks ban, despite drought

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bone-dry drought and record heat have raised concerns that fireworks could worsen wildfire danger in Utah, but the state’s GOP leadership is backing away from banning the summer holiday fixtures. Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers tells Fox13 that officials will instead urged to closely follow the restrictions set by the city or town they live in. Republican Governor Spencer Cox says he doesn’t have the authority to issue one himself, but said he supports additional restrictions. Some communities have enacted tough restrictions and fireworks are only legal around holidays.

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