Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge - 4TH OF jULY

ATTENTION:

CAMAS AND WASHOUGAL BAN FIREWORKS DISCHARGE, sale and purchase DUE TO INCREASED FIRE DANGER

Officials with the cities of Camas and Washougal have announced that due to the high fire risk, the discharge of fireworks has been banned under emergency order. Firework sales and purchase are also now banned in the cities of Camas and Washougal.

Read more about this decision at https://www.cityofwashougal.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=336

Be fireworks safe--don't use them this 4th of july!

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 

(NOT ALLOWED THIS YEAR DUE TO INCREASED FIRE DANGER)

July 2: NOT ALLOWED
July 3: NOT ALLOWED
July 4: NOT ALLOWED 

DATES OF PERMITTED USE

(NOT ALLOWED THIS YEAR DUE TO INCREASED FIRE DANGER)

July 2: NOT ALLOWED
July 3: NOT ALLOWED
July 4: NOT ALLOWED 

Legal (not allowed this year due to increased fire danger)

“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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