Internet purchase of fireworks remains illegal

June 23, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. June 23, 2014

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds Washingtonians that the purchase of fireworks over the Internet is illegal.

In Washington state, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period. Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the Internet or posted on websites such as craigslist.

Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area. Fireworks are banned within the city of Issaquah limits.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal asks that you remember the three Bs of fireworks safety:

  • Be Prepared — Have water nearby and put pets indoors.
  • Be Safe — Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Be Responsible — Clean up fireworks debris.

Learn more about fireworks ordinances in your city or county information regarding fireworks here.

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One Response to “Internet purchase of fireworks remains illegal”

  1. bryan weinstein on June 23rd, 2014 8:28 am

    “Fireworks are banned within the city of Issaquah limits.”

    That’s why you can travel down Issaquah-Hobart road for less than a minute and get all kinds of fireworks to bring back into town to celebrate the 4th of July for the whole 31 days of the month. Perhaps posting pictures of those who used fireworks in violation of said ban in the Press, or on-line, much like with DUI drivers, we would put some teeth into this ban?

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