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Grant County Sheriff’s Office Fireworks Regulations to Start June 28th

- Grant County, WA

The use of fireworks is allowed in the county limits of Grant County, EXCEPT in the communities of Marine View and Marine View Heights, Crescent Bar, Sunland Estates, Desert Aire (allowed only in the park), the Gorge Amphitheater and Gorge Campground.

Fireworks are lawful to sell and discharge starting June 28 at 12:00 p.m. and ending on July 5 at 11:00 p.m. Discharging of fireworks is to stop at 11:00 p.m. June 28 - July 5 except for the Fourth of July when discharging is to stop at 12:01 a.m. on July 5.

Cities and towns have separate laws and regulations specific to their jurisdiction. The GCSO is asking for you to contact your local fire department, police department or city hall for confirmation. For Moses Lake residents you can call the fire department at +1(509)765-2204 or you can call the Police Department at +1(509)764-3887.

Last year, 262 Washingtonians were injured by the misuse of fireworks. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking that you use extra precaution this year by telling parents not to allow any young children near the fireworks and to be responsible on where you light them.

“Please remember that each year there are many injuries and scores of wildfires in Grant County caused by fireworks. With that in mind, no matter where you live, make sure that if and when you do light fireworks that you take the safest measures possible to make sure you don’t get hurt, hurt someone else, start a wildfire or start a structure fire.” stated a press release by the GCSO.

Tips/Measures to take this Fourth of July holiday:

* Only purchase legal consumer fireworks. Banned fireworks include: firecrackers, missiles, rockets, bottle rockets, altered or homemade fireworks, M-80s and larger (aka Chery bombs)

* Keep fireworks, matches and lighters out of reach of children

* Keep your pets indoors

* If it’s windy, don’t light fireworks

* Avoid areas with dry grass or vegetation

* Only adults should light fireworks

* Position fireworks so they won’t land on or near a home or building

* Keep others a safe distance away

* Follow the firework’s printed directions and warnings

* Soak used fireworks in a bucket of water and clean up firework debris

If you have questions about fireworks in the county limit areas of Grant County, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 509-754-2011.

— Be safe and enjoy the Fourth of July.

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