News

Fourth of July firework reminders | Bonney Lake and Sumner

Fireworks. - Courtesy Photo
Fireworks.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

The following is a message from the Bonney Lake Police Department on discharging fireworks:

It is unlawful for a person to ignite, discharge, use or explode any consumer fireworks except between the hours of:

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 3rd;

9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th;

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 5th;

and between 6:00 p.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st each year.

Only “Safe and Sane” fireworks may be ignited for personal display. For information and a list of legal fireworks in Washington State, contact the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3913 or visit online.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge fireworks on the property of another person without permission of the owner of such property; in a public park unless a written permit has been obtained from the city; or on other city property without the express written permission of the city.

Any person violating any provision of the City fireworks code is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than 90 days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $1,000, or by both such imprisonment and fine.

For complete information on City regulations view BLMC Chapter 5.14.110.  For information on fireworks displays and sales in Pierce County (outside the City limits), please visit the Pierce County Fireworks Safety website.

SUMNER

It is legal to shoot off fireworks in Sumner from noon to midnight on Friday, July 4.

The East Pierce Fire & Rescue has put together what is legal and what isn't and also tips for firework safety.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.