Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge - 4TH OF jULY

ATTENTION:

The City of Washougal and the Camas-Washougal Fire Department want to remind all residents to be safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday.

Due to the extreme heat, dry conditions, and elevated wildfire risk, Camas-Washougal Fire Department officials are urging residents to refrain from discharging fireworks this season. 

Please do your part to keep our communities and neighborhoods safe this upcoming holiday weekend.

Be fireworks safe!

The Fire Marshal’s Office and the Camas and Washougal Police Departments will have an increased presence during the fireworks season this year enforcing the fireworks laws as adopted by Camas and Washougal City Councils.

An ordinance passed in November 2017 by Washougal City Council changed the types of fireworks you can set off within city limits. Know Washougal’s legal changes on fireworks usage now in effect according to Washougal Municipal Code, Chapter 9.22.

Read about the proper disposal of fireworks from Clark County Public Health.

DATES OF PERMITTED SALE

July 2: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
July 3: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
July 4: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

DATES OF PERMITTED USE

July 2: NOT ALLOWED
July 3: NOT ALLOWED
July 4: 9 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)

Legal

“Safe and sane” fireworks are those that are neither projectile nor explosive—basically anything that doesn’t leave the ground.

This includes:

  • Fountains
  • Sparklers
  • Smokeballs
  • Snake-type fireworks
  • Ground-spinning fireworks
  • Pinwheels
  • Most novelty fireworks
  • Toy-trick noisemakers
  • Some crackling items

Illegal

Fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than one foot into the air or more than six feet on the ground.

This includes:

  • Firecrackers
  • Salutes
  • Chasers
  • Rockets
  • Aerial missiles and spinners
  • Mortar-type fireworks
  • Roman candle-types
  • Any other device (combination or novelty) that is structurally or functionally similar

Enforcement 

Violations will be punished with a civil infraction and by a fine of:

  • $250 – first offense
  • $500 – second offense
  • $750 – third offense
  • $1,000 – each subsequent offense within a three-year period

In addition to citations being issued, any illegal fireworks may be seized.


Have a safe and happy 4th of july from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department and the City of Washougal!

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