State Officials Urge Caution with Fireworks

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is urging caution ahead of Independence Day celebrations. With the fireworks season now underway until July 6th, officials emphasize using only legal fireworks from permitted retailers. Also, be sure to check local regulations, as some areas have restrictions to prevent fire risks. Be prepared with water nearby, keep fireworks away from dry areas, never relight duds, and use fireworks only in approved locations. Illegal fireworks carry hefty fines and pose serious risks.