He believes warnings from officials following several major wildfires early this summer made a difference.
“I think people were very aware of what’s going on and either chose not to buy fireworks or used them in legal areas,” he said.
Firefighters and residents can breathe a sigh of relief about fireworks-caused fires, but people need to be aware that Davis County is still in the midst of wild fire season with “a solid two months” of potential for wild fires, Rampton said.
SDMFA crews were called out on only one fireworks-related fire on July 4 in Bountiful. Rampton said the fire damaged a home near 1800 South and Main Street, but the damage was contained to the home’s exterior. There were no fireworks-related fires surrounding the July 24 festivities.
“The weather cooperated and people have been very responsible and obeyed the (fireworks) restrictions,” Rampton said.
He warned that fire restrictions put in place earlier this year remain in effect in cities throughout Davis County, areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service and other government areas.
These restrictions include no burning of yard debris anywhere in the county and no open fires or smoking on government-managed land except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Restrictions also include bans on target shooting outside of designated ranges.
“What little moisture we’ve received hasn’t been enough to help,” Rampton said. “We’d need solid rain for some time to make a difference.”