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Kirkland’s fireworks ban effective year round
The following is a release from the city of Kirkland:
The city of Kirkland’s year-round fireworks ban prohibits the sale and use of all consumer fireworks as part of an effort to eliminate fires, injuries and calls for service. The fireworks ban has reduced the number of fire-related accidents and complaints in the last decade. The city is encouraging families to enjoy the public display of fireworks in downtown Kirkland at 10:15 p.m. this Fourth of July. To report fireworks emergencies, call 911. To report non-emergency violations of the fireworks ban, please call the NORCOM Dispatch at 425-577-5656.
It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to engage in the retail sale of, or to sell, possess, use, transfer, discharge or explode any fireworks of any kind within the City of Kirkland with the following exceptions:
• Public displays performed by a Washington State licensed pyrotechnician
• Proximate fireworks (includes theatrical use of fire)
• Sparklers at specific events such as weddings, religious services, etc.
All activities related to public displays and proximate fireworks shall be in accordance with RCW 70.77 and WAC 212-17 and shall be reviewed by the Fire Marshal’s Office. For information on public display permitting requirements or about the ban, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 425-587-3661 or visit www.kirklandwa.gov/fire.