Fireworks sales begin in Oregon

They can be sold from June 23rd through July 6th.

Posted: Jun. 23, 2018 8:06 PM
Updated: Jun. 23, 2018 8:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Tents with red, white and blue stripes have been popping up around town.

Saturday kicks off fireworks sales in Oregon. They can be sold from June 23rd through July 6th.

While you can buy them, it's still to early too light them. Within Eugene city limits, you can only light them on July 3rd and 4th, and on December 31st and January 1st.

Fireworks that are legal to use on those days include fountains, spinners and wheels. Kristy Taylor is the Tent Manager at the West 11th Fireworks Factory Outlet. She said all the fireworks they sell are legal to use in Oregon. 

"We are selling all safe fireworks. They are legal everywhere in Oregon. Nothing can leave the ground in Oregon and nothing can explode," said Taylor.

Taylor said the proceeds from their fireworks sales go towards "Funds for Kids," an outreach program organized by local churches. She says it helps to pay for food boxes, and other programs. 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker said although no permit is needed to use legal fireworks, there are regulations that limit where they may be used.

He said the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forestland, Oregon state parks, and beaches. He said that's because fire risk in Oregon is approaching extreme conditions.

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