Family Hopes for Firework Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is discussing a hot topic once again after a north Eugene couple lost their home last summer. The discussion of banning fireworks is back on the city council’s table and they’re asking to see some changes. Karoline and Tony Chavez are rebuilding their home after it was destroyed … Continue reading »

Fireworks Ban Revisited

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of fireworks in Eugene is up in the air. The Eugene City Council talked about a possible ban at Monday night’s meeting. They’re revisiting the debate after illegal fireworks sparked a house fire in north Eugene last summer. One option the fire department talked about Monday night was adding fireworks … 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 »

Mission to Ban Fireworks

EUGENE, Ore. — Demolition is under way at a north Eugene home that was destroyed in a fire sparked by Fourth of July fireworks. Now the homeowners are on a mission to ban fireworks. Last month, the Chavez’s saw the home they built go up in flames. On Thursday, they saw it destroyed. Tony and … Continue reading »

First Look: $850K Fireworks Fire Damage

EUGENE, Ore.– The Eugene Fire Department estimates the damage of a 2-alarm house fire at $850,000. Homeowners Tony and Karoline Chavez held each other as they looked at what was left of their home. “It’s just so devastating to lose 51 years of treasured memories,” said Karoline Chavez. Ashes sprinkled along the keys of the … Continue reading »

Fireworks Cause House Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Fire Department says fireworks caused a home on Lakeview Drive to go up in flames last Friday. The amount of damage is estimated at $850,000. The homeowner says investigators found fireworks underneath the trees where the fire started. He says it’s been very hard to see his belongings go up … Continue reading »

Firework Vendors Hold Massive Sales

EUGENE, Ore. — Firework vendors are hoping to go out with a bang! For the next couple of days they’ll be having massive sales to get rid of unsold fireworks. Vendors we spoke with say they saw a huge spike in sales leading up to the Fourth of July and they think it’s because of … Continue reading »

Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To celebrate Independence Day, the city of Corvallis is putting on a spectacular fireworks show with some old fashion fun. The city’s annual two-day Fourth of July festival kicks off Wednesday, July 3. The Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival will be held downtown on the banks of the Willamette River. There … Continue reading »

Fireworks Cause Stress For Pets

EUGENE, Ore. — Fireworks are officially on sale and many residents are starting to light them off before the Fourth of July. The holiday can be a stressful time for animals, but there are ways to prepare your pet. Dogs may experience anxiety when they hear the loud boom from fireworks. While pet owners may … Continue reading »

Fireworks Sale Benefits Church

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church says the Fourth of July is helping to keep the church doors open. That’s because it’s selling fireworks to keep funding going. For the past 20 years, Crossfire Ministries has been selling fireworks for the Fourth of July. Those funds go directly toward its outreach programs, which the pastor … Continue reading »

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