Fireworks restrictions remain in effect for New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012

The regulations for fireworks vary in the Issaquah area, so residents should determine local rules before deciding to blast into 2013.

In Issaquah, a citywide fireworks ban remains in effect New Year’s Eve. Residents in rural and unincorporated King County can discharge fireworks from 6 p.m. Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Officials remind residents to set off only approved and legal  fireworks purchased from reliable state- and King County Fire Marshal  Division-licensed retailers. Remember to obey fireworks regulations and practice fireworks safety.

In King County, fireworks  sales for New Year’s Eve celebrations remain legal from noon Dec. 27 to 11 p.m. Dec. 31. Patrons must be at least 16 years old and present a form of photo identification in order to purchase fireworks.

 Usually, Issaquah Police Department officers issue a verbal warning for fireworks and confiscate fireworks for a first  offense. If police catch revelers putting off fireworks again, a citation is issued.

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