Daily Archives May 15, 2018

Cottonwood Heights man raising alarm over fireworks danger

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers recently passed a law reducing the number of days fireworks are legal, but that’s not enough for one Cottonwood Heights resident whose home was severely damaged in a fire last Fourth of July.

Dave Schoeneck led a two-fold protest outside the Capitol Monday: against "negligent" Utah fireworks laws and against private landowners not taking responsibility for fire hazards on their lands. He and a handful of protesters dressed in all black and brought a coffin to display to represent the lives that could have been lost during the fire.

"We are in a desert climate and any aerial fireworks being shot off is negligent," Schoeneck said. "You’re putting people’s lives and homes in danger."

Schoeneck’s focus is on aerial fireworks.

"If they can shoot them off, and the...

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