Caution advised for 2023 fireworks season


June 28, 2023

“Keep it legal, keep it safe” is the message from the Oregon State Fire Marshal during this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

The 2023 fireworks retail sales season runs through July 6.

“We ask Oregonians to be responsible if they plan to use fireworks as part of their celebrations,” OSFM Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Johnston said. “Every year, we see fires and injuries because of improper use of fireworks or illegal fireworks. Our message is simple: keep it legal and keep it safe.”

To reduce the risk of starting a fire, some local governments have firework sales or use r...

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