Fireworks are banned in Thurston County. Residents encouraged to use non-emergency line, not 911, to report violations

It’s almost July 4th, and the Thurston County Manager, in consultation with the Fire Marshal, has enacted an emergency ban on consumer fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County due to high fire danger following our historic heat wave last week.

Fireworks are already prohibited by law in the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater.

Residents are encouraged to use the non-emergency line for local law enforcement to report fireworks violations, not call 911. 911 should be reserved for emergencies that threaten life and property, including fires resulting from the use of fireworks, and injuries resulting from the use of fireworks.

The non-emergency line for all law enforcement agencies in Thurston County is 360-704-2740. A dispatcher at TCOMM will route your complaint to an officer with the appropriate law enforcement agency, and you won’t be using 911 lines that could be used for life threatening emergencies.

For those interested in fireworks, there will be a “drive up” style fireworks show in Lacey at 10:00 pm on July 3rd. Fireworks are being launched from Chinook Middle School and viewers can park in nearby areas to watch.

There will also be a “drive up” fireworks show in Tumwater on July 4. Fireworks will be launched from the Tumwater Valley Golf Course at 10:15 pm. Viewers can park in the area and watch.

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