Safety First this Fourth of July

June 20, 2021

Firework-related fires are still possible this Fourth of July, even though we’ve had a cool, damp summer.

If you’re planning to celebrate with fireworks, please keep these safety recommendations in mind:

  • Fireworks are legal on Camano, but only for three days – July 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight; and July 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fireworks can cause fires (even if it rained recently). Always have a hose nearby, and a bucket of water to drench and extinguish used fireworks.
  • Be mindful if you’re shooting fireworks over a bluff. Sparks could land in grass and brush and start a fire.
  • Don’t hold fireworks in your hand.
  • Don’t shoot fireworks at other people, pets, houses, cars, or anything else that could burn or catch fire.

If you accidentally catch something on fire or get burned, call 911 for assistance.

For more safety tips, check out our Firework Safety video on YouTube.

To see what fireworks are legal, visit the State Fire Marshal’s Fireworks page.