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Fireworks incident data for 2017 reported


In 2017, the State Fire Marshal’s Office received 345 reports of fireworks-related incidents by hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies in Washington State; 262 injuries; and 83 fires. The majority of these incidents occurred on the Fourth of July.

Incidents of greatest concern:

• 262 injuries reported; 11 percent higher than the 10 year average.

• 83 fires reported due to fireworks use, resulting in a loss of $59,200.

• 54 injuries and 6 fires were caused by devices that are illegal to own or possess in Washington State.

People can enjoy consumer fireworks in a safe and responsible way if they follow a few simple tips. When planning your fireworks fun, always remember to use the th...

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