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6/27/2014

July 4 fireworks sales, discharge in unincorporated Clark County

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Jon Dunaway, Clark County Fire Marshal
Phone: (360) 397-2186 ext. 3324
Jon.Dunaway@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – The Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents and visitors to celebrate the July 4 holiday within the laws governing the purchase and discharge of fireworks in Clark County.

Fireworks will go on sale at noon Saturday, June 28, in unincorporated areas of Clark County, as well as Amboy and Yacolt. Sales can begin at noon and must conclude at 11 p.m. Discharging fireworks Saturday is limited to the same hours.

For Sunday, June 29, through Thursday, July 3, both the sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated areas, Amboy and Yacolt are limited to 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

On Friday, July 4, selling and discharging fireworks in those areas can begin at 9 a.m. Sales must conclude by 11 p.m., but discharging fireworks can continue until midnight.

If you plan to purchase fireworks, your best option is to buy them locally from a dealer whose merchandise and stand have been inspected and approved by the Clark County Fire Marshal.

Possessing the following fireworks is illegal in Clark County:

• Firecrackers
• Salutes
• Chasers
• Skyrockets
• Bottle rockets
• M-80s and M-1000s
• Homemade devices

Fines for illegal possession and use of fireworks can be up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. Possession of illegal devices is a felony and may also violate state and federal explosives laws.

For more information, go to http://www.clark.wa.gov/development/fire/fireworks.html.

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