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Posted on: June 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Firework Safety, Sales and Discharge in Washougal

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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.

Dates of Permitted Sale

Dates of Permitted 
Use

July 2
July 3
July 4
9am-11pm
9am-11pm
9am-11pm
July 2
July 3
July 4
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
9am – midnight


Legal

Illegal

“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

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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