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Vancouver residents prepare for changing firework laws

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In October of 2015, the Vancouver City Council voted to change the laws surrounding local fireworks, with 2016 being the last year residents will be able to purchase and light off fireworks within city limits.

“I don’t agree at all,” Vancouver resident Robert Sabo said. “Our country was founded on revolution.”

Within Vancouver city limits, fireworks are only allowed to be set off July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight, according to the city. Other cities and counties might have different regulations surrounding fireworks.

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) wrote on it’s website to call 311 (360-693-3111) regarding fireworks complaints outside of the approved dates and times. CRESA adds to only call 911 if someone is hurt or something is on fire.

According to the city, the fire marshal’s office has firework patrols out during Independence Day weekend.

There are several non-profit organizations that use firework stands to benefit their causes and it’s preparing for next year.h

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