Local law and fire officials are advising consumers to exercise caution when using fireworks this Fourth of July. The following is a list of tips to help celebrate the holiday safe and legally.
• Fireworks are prohibited in the city of Blaine except on the Fourth of July. • Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets. • Store fireworks out of children’s reach. • Keep pets safe indoors. • Fireworks are prohibited in any forest, brush, range, or grain areas as well as in all city, county, and state parks. • Use only fireworks sold at state licensed fireworks stands. Illegal fireworks are subject to immediate confiscation. • Always keep water handy. • Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand. • Protect your eyes. • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly. • Never relight a “dud.” • Soak used fireworks in water. • Be considerate – clean up. • Keep matches and lighters away from children. Fireworks are allowed on the following dates: • June 28 between noon and 11 p.m. • June 29 through July 3 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. • July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight • July 5 from 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
For more information, contact Warner Webb, Whatcom County Fire Marshal at 360/676-6907.