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Fourth of July fireworks: Keep them safe and legal, officials warn


June 27, 2017

Fireworks sales in Oregon opened June 23.

“I want to remind all Oregonians that consumer legal fireworks can only be purchased from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.

“And, regulations limit where those fireworks may be used.”

As of last week the Office of State Fire Marshal has issued 722 retail fireworks permits, and 138 display permits.

Oregon law forbids possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air, without a permit issued by the OSFM.

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