A Fourth of July reminder: it is not legal for an individual to discharge fireworks in the Methow Valley.
Okanogan County has banned the discharge of fireworks in any unincorporated part of the county unless a permit is issued by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.
In Twisp, personal fireworks are banned, and the town follows the county’s burn ban. In Winthrop, fireworks are illegal to sell or discharge for the Fourth of July.
Fireworks can be discharged in areas of the state where it is legal during set times from June 28 to July 5. M-80s, M-100s and homemade fireworks are illegal in Washington.
Although personal fireworks may be legal on ocean beaches, State Parks, partners and law enforcement also offered a reminder that fireworks are illegal on state park lands, including on beaches in front of Washington state parks. Fireworks are also banned in forests and wildlife reserves.
For more information, contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 596-3929 or visit www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks.