As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, officers want you to keep safety in mind.
NBCRightNow.com – As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, officers want you to keep safety in mind.
A good rule of thumb for fireworks is if it flies, it does not fly here. They are banned in Franklin County as well as Kennewick and Prosser locally. Officers tell us if you are buying fireworks, anything that shoots in the air including bottle rockets or any of the classic tube shaped fireworks that send projectiles in the air are illegal.
The fine could cost you hundreds. Due to an increase in incidents this is the first year Richland police will have an extra force of officers specifically scouting out fireworks.
"They're not that difficult to spot; sometimes a little difficult to track down who exactly set it off, but the officers are going to be out there and they'll be out there in more numbers than we've had in years past," said Captain Mike Cobb of the Richland Police Department.
There are plenty of public displays to take in on the 4th including the show over Gesa stadium in Pasco and the largest display in South Eastern Washington with the River Of Fire show over the Columbia.