Subject: Eight Fireworks Fires in Grand County
Date: Sun Jul 13 15:51:30 MDT 2014
State Law which prohibits counties from protecting residents from firework caused fires needs to be changed. The few dollars made from the sale of fireworks will not cover the loss of one home. Grand County had eight fires from fireworks.
2871 E Bench Rd.
Moab, Utah 84532
by Jeff Richards
Contributing Writer Moab Times Independent
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Local firefighters were kept busy on July 4, with crews responding to several fires that evening alone.
“We were called out to eight fires on the Fourth of July, all of which were brush fires and all were caused by fireworks,” said T.J. Brewer, a battalion chief with the Moab Valley Fire Department. “We had almost all of our engines and volunteer firefighters out responding. That was one of those nights when you are glad you have the resources.”
Brewer said that while none of the fires was serious, a blaze on Rimrock Road did threaten a couple of structures before it was extinguished.
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