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July Fourth fireworks spark hundreds of complaints, no tickets in Clark County

By , Columbian staff reporter, and
, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office did not issue any citations to people who were caught lighting fireworks for the Fourth of July, despite a fireworks ban in city limits and hundreds of complaints to a centralized call center.

Instead, fire investigators gave verbal warnings.

“We took a proactive approach this year to try to really educate the public,” Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said.

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