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How to tell if your fireworks are legal


To ensure that you purchase legal consumer fireworks, visit one of the many licensed fireworks stands operating during the Fourth of July fireworks sales period. By state law, these stands are only allowed to sell state legal fireworks.

The Washington State Fire Marshall's office says, don't take any chances. Stay away from high-powered, illegal explosive devices such as M-80s or homemade devices. These devices can cause life-altering injuries that can last a lifetime.

Top 10 signs that your fireworks may be illegal:

• They were not purchased from a Washington State licensed fireworks stand

• They were purchased through an online vendor, mail order, or online local listing

• The pe...

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