Firework Ordinance for New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s a reminder before New Year’s Eve festivities get under way. Fireworks are only legal in Eugene on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the Eugene City Council made a change to the city code, restricting firework use to Fourth of July and New Year’s celebrations. Anyone who violates the … Continue reading »

Police Educate About Fireworks Rules

EUGENE, Ore. — Big changes for using fireworks in Eugene are in effect. And if you don’t follow the new rules, you could face a fine of up to $500. Eugene city councilors approved two new ordinances Monday night. Now that two new ordinances have taken effect in Eugene, police and firefighters are working to … Continue reading »

Eugene Discussing Fireworks Problems

EUGENE, Ore. — How you celebrate the 4th of July could be changing if you live in Eugene city limits. City councilors are working on new rules that could impact the use of fireworks. The Eugene Police Department says the number of noise and fireworks complaints it’s received over the last five years has steadily … Continue reading »

Firework Ban Will Not Take Place

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite previous safety concerns, Eugene will not be placing a ban on fireworks in the coming weeks. Although officials considered restricting fireworks in areas with high fire risk, the Eugene Fire Department says that recent cool, damp weather has lessened the risk. Fireworks officially went on sale June 23 and can be … Continue reading »

Firework Season Brings Safety Concerns

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire officials and firework vendors are encouraging customers to put safety first this holiday season. Firework sales officially started on June 23 and will run through July 6. There were 161 reported fires related to fireworks in Oregon last year, and Oregon fire officials are hoping to cut down the number this … Continue reading »