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Firework sales kick off in Clark County

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CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Tuesday was the first day shoppers could buy fireworks in Clark County, and tents were up all over the area.

There is no shortage of options for people shopping for fireworks this year, and locals and visitors alike are already scooping them up.

“I’m from Florida where we couldn’t buy much, so it’s fun to be able to buy the fun bigger stuff,” shopper Bob MacDonald said.

Some early bird shoppers were out Tuesday morning as fireworks went on sale in Clark County and Yacolt. Buyers seemed to be getting a variety of items for celebrations at home and out of town.

For those buying fireworks in Washington and coming across state lines to use them, keep in mind that bottle rockets, roman candles and anything that shoots up into the air are illegal in Oregon, with possible fines costing more than $1,000.

Officials said fireworks caused 240 fires in the state of Washington last year, so they are asking those using fireworks to come up with safety plan, including having a garden hose, a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.

They also warn never to let young children light fireworks.

There are different rules and times residents can set off fireworks in different parts of Clark County.  To find out what times fireworks are legal in your neighborhood, use the new interactive guide at Clark.WA.gov.

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