Reminder: Fireworks are not legal in Lynnwood

Screenshot (35).pngThe City of Lynnwood reminds residents that fireworks–including the “safe and sane” variety–are not legal within the city limits.

For more information, click here to watch Lynnwood Today‘s “Ask the Lynnwood Cop” segment about fireworks.

Instead, the city urges residents to enjoy a local firework show hosted by a neighboring city.

In addition to being illegal, this year’s dry weather conditions make fireworks extremely dangerous. Even a small spark could ignite a fire. Some consumer fireworks have the ability to fly uncontrolled in the air to distances of over 100 feet from the original launch point, landing on roofs, in fields and in trees and shrubs causing small and large fires.

On June 17, 2014, the Lynnwood City Council adopted Ordinance 3066 which prohibits the sale and discharge of fireworks in the City. Unlawful use and possession of fireworks will result in confiscation and/or criminal charges. Ordinance 3066 pertains only to properties within Lynnwood City limits. To check if your property is within city limits, use the interactive map found by clicking here.

Residents are reminded to call 9-1-1 in case of a police or fire emergency, or call (425) 775-3000 to report fireworks violations.

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