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4th of July firework bans and restrictions to know

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

Fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County. Here are the rules you need to keep in mind:

  • In Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Cheney and Fairfield, fireworks are illegal unless you have a permit.
  • If you live in the Millwood area, fireworks are banned in all circumstances.
  • If you want to purchase and discharge fireworks, you can do so in Airway Heights and Deer Park.

Firecrews want to warn everyone just how easily a fire can be started with a single firework. Everyone is urged to use extreme caution and obey the local bans on fireworks especially because of the early wildfire season already underway with the extremely dry conditions. During the 2014 Fourth of July weekend, more than 500 calls for fireworks alone were made and this year could be even worse if people aren't careful.

Those who buy, sell or discharge fireworks illegally will face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.


Which fireworks are legal and which are illegal?

WSP has provided this graphic to illustrate what fireworks are legal and illegal: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/fireworks/fireworks_stand_list_legal_and_illegal.pdf

What are the firework laws across the state?

Here's a list of the fireworks laws in individual cities and counties: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/fireworks/firework_bans_and_restrictions.pdf


Where will the public fireworks shows be held across the state?

A safer way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show. Here's a list of shows across the state compiled by the state patrol: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/fireworks/fireshow.pdf

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