Fireworks sales start July 2 in Camas-Washougal

Fire marshal warns: ' using illegal fireworks or discharging fireworks outside of legally permitted dates and times may result in a fine'

Fireworks stands in Camas and Washougal will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 5.

Consumer fireworks may only be discharged on July Fourth in Camas and Washougal this holiday season.

Additionally, an ordinance passed by the Washougal City Council in November 2017 changed the types of fireworks allowed within their city limits to only those that fall under the definition of “safe and sane” — those that are neither projectile nor explosive. Any fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than one foot into the air (such as mortars and roman candles) or more than six feet on the ground do not fit the definition of “safe and sane” and are illegal to sell or use within Washougal’s city limits.

Local law enforcement agencies will be on patrol to enforce these new fireworks regulations.

Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal Ron Schumacher cautions that “using illegal fireworks or discharging fireworks outside of legally permitted dates and times may result in a fine and the possible confiscation of your fireworks.”

The fines for violating fireworks ordinances in Camas-Washougal start at $250 for the first offense, $500 fine for a second offense, $750 fine for a third offense and go up to $1,000 for each subsequent offense within a three-year period.

Camas residents can find a complete list of legal consumer fireworks at wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/.

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