As 4th of July nears, Fire Marshall warns of fire and burn hazard posed by fireworks

The Washington State Fire Marshal, Captain Jason Beery, issued a press release reminding people to use fireworks responsibly. According to the release, last 4th of July there were 414 fireworks-related fires over the Independence Day holiday, causing $1.4 million in damages.

According to the Fire Marshall, misusing fireworks can result in charges of malicious mischief, assault or a gross demeanor if a person possesses illegal fireworks or tampers with them. A gross demeanor can result in a fine of up to $5,000 and or up to a year in prison.
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The Fire Marshall recommends that when using fireworks, you have water nearby, only adults should light fireworks and you should clean up after using fireworks.

Remember that personal use of fireworks are prohibited in Bellevue according to the City of Bellevue web-site including Beaux Arts Village, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina and Yarrow Point.

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 dangerous and defective products or because of the carelessness or negligence of another.

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