Private fireworks are not allowed in Eastside communities
Private fireworks illegal in Bellevue
The City of Bellevue seeks to remind residents that private fireworks are not legal in the following Eastside communities and within the areas served by the Bellevue Fire Department including:
- Beaux Arts Village
- Clyde Hill
- Hunts Point
- Yarrow Point
Fireworks include items that involve flame s or sparks, flies and /or explodes.
The City of Bellevue has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of injuries and in property damages since the fireworks ban.
The State Fire Marshall announced that in 2011 throughout the State there were 264 fireworks-caused fires including 89 residential fires.
People who use fireworks in a negligent or reckless manner or where they are prohibited can be charged with a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or even a felony. Possession of illegal explosive devices such as M-80's or homemade or altered devices is both a state and a federal offense.
Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks
Bellevue will host a 4th of Juluy celebration in downtown park between 2-10pm with a fireworks display at 10:05pm. Newcastle has a fireworks show at 10pm at Lake Boren. For more information see Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations.
Fireworks and Cannons can cause serious injuries
Every year, hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage is caused by fireworks. What is even worse than property damage, however, is serious injuries due to explosives or fireworks. Approximately 9,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year due to fireworks-related injuries. Injuries can range from burns to loss of fingers or extremities, eye injuries or death.
As a Washington Personal Injury Lawyer and a parent, I urge you to remember that fireworks can be dangerous and can cause serious injuries, even deaths. Over the years, we have seen far too many tragedies that could have been prevented had fireworks been left to the professionals.
As an experienced personal injury law firm, we can help you pursue remedies on those responsible for the sale, distribution and the ultimate use of fireworks if they were involved in harming a loved one.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, including burn injuries.