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Fireworks sale, use starts on Friday

 


The sale and discharge period for consumer fireworks begins Friday, June 28. 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:

Date Sales Period Discharge Period

June 28 Noon -- 11 p.m. Same

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

July 4 9 a.m. -- 11 p.m. 9 a.m. to midnight

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

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.

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

 

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