State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the number of retail fireworks stand licenses issued in 2012 is down 4.2%, or 39 licenses, from 2011. A state license is required before a city or county can issue a permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington.
Licenses are issued by County; with Snohomish County seeing the largest drop in retail fireworks stand licenses issued with seven, followed by Pacific County, six; and King County, five.
Sales of consumer fireworks begin on June 28, 2012, at noon and end on July 5, 2012, at 11:00 pm. A number of city and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks. Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction before using fireworks.
Attending a public display is a safe and fun way to enjoy fireworks. To learn about a community fireworks display near you, visit our website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm.
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