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In Oregon, retail fireworks can be sold between June 23 and July 6. Even with all the recent rain, fireworks can be dangerous.
Here are a few important safety tips:
- BE PREPARED before lighting fireworks: Keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket.
- BE SAFE when lighting fireworks: Keep children and pets away from fireworks.
- BE RESPONSIBLE after lighting fireworks: Never re-light a dud. Wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal.
- BE AWARE: Use only legal fireworks and use them only in legal places (not in City or State Parks).
While northwest Oregon and the Willamette Valley are having a wet spring, the remainder of the state is experiencing drought conditions. Conditions can change quickly, as we saw with the record-breaking heat and drought conditions in 2021. Remember, you can prepare for wildfire season.year round.
If you live next to nature, here are a few tips to help prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home...
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) and, effective Feb. 1, 2021, Clackamas Fire District 1 (CFD#1) and Lake Oswego Fire Department (LOFD) require supervising stations to attempt to verify fire alarm signals at the protected premises prior to retransmitting to the 9-1-1 center.
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Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.