Fireworks sales can begin June 28 in unincorporated Clark County, but the fireworks can only be used on the Fourth of July.
Residents can use the fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight on the holiday, according to a county news release. Fireworks are banned entirely within Vancouver city limits, and other cities have various restrictions.
Clark County Fire Marshal staff will be enforcing fireworks laws, and those who violate curfew or device type rules are subject to a fine of up to $500.
The fire marshal’s office recommends purchasing fireworks within the county. Other recommendations include having buckets of water and hoses available to fight fires; using fireworks away from structures, vehicles and vegetation; placing used fireworks in water overnight; and not attempting to ignite “duds.”
More information, including an interactive map and online chart of fireworks rules in specific areas, can be found at www.clark.wa.gov/community-development/fireworks.