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Consumer fireworks sales and discharge period set

 


Olympia – According to State Fire Marshal Charles P. LeBlanc, the sale and discharge period for consumer fireworks begins June 28, 2019. A state license is required along with a local permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) issued 698 retail fireworks stand licenses in 2019; this number is close to the previous year’s total of 700.

Unless a city or county has enacted an ordinance to limit or prohibit the sale, purchase, possession or use of consumer fireworks, the following chart details the dates and times consumer fireworks may be sold or discharged:

For a general guide to areas with bans or restrictions, go to http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/ or call (360) 596-3929. Contact local fire authorities or law enforcement for current information on usage, bans or restrictions in your local area.

Remember that household pets and persons suffering post-traumatic stress disorder can be adversely affected by loud noises and flashes of light. Be considerate of your neighbors and limit fireworks to open areas such as the athletic fields.

Follow all safety rules when setting off fireworks to ensure that your Independence Day celebration is hazard free.

Statewide sales and discharge period allowed by RCW 70.77.395

Date Sales period Discharge period

June 28 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

June 29 - July 3 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

July 4 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

July 5 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

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