Where are fireworks legal on the 4th of July?

Where are fireworks legal on the 4th of July? »Play Video
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Fire officials warn you to not start any campfires outside of fire pits. There's a burn ban in place all across Washington. It affects state-owned forest land and is in effect through the end of September. Fires are allowed in pre-made pits only.

And some rules to be aware of on the 4th of July:

  • In Walla Walla and in Zillah - fireworks are allowed on the 4th from 9:00 a.m. to midnight only. Each city only allows you to set off fireworks bought within that city's limits.
  • In Kennewick, Pasco and Yakima - fireworks are banned. Violating that ban could get you a big fine and up to a year in jail.
  • In Richland, West Richland and Benton City - non-aerial fireworks are allowed. Each city only allows you to set off fireworks bought within that city's limits.

Illegal fireworks can be quite dangerous - leave the big stuff to the experts and stick to the legal fireworks: