Reminder: All personal fireworks are illegal in San Juan County

  • Wed Jul 1st, 2020 6:20pm
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Submitted by the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office

A friendly reminder that all personal fireworks are prohibited in San Juan County. This includes firecrackers, mortars, sparklers, and bottle rockets. Personal firework discharge is a crime punishable by fines from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, any fires linked to the use of personal fireworks are subject to billing from all agencies that respond to the fire including local fire districts as well as Washington DNR.

Novelties such as pop its and snap confetti are in a class of their own and are sold at grocery and party supply stores and their safe use is permitted.

Fireworks shows are permitted in Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. The Lopez fireworks show is canceled for this year as is the Eastsound show. There is a permitted private firework show in the West Beach area of Orcas Island as well.

The Orcas Film Festival and Mt. Baker Farm are hosting a laser light show on July 4th in Eastsound.

Please be safe out there and have a lovely fourth.