It was bigger than Christmas. Read a first account of what Independence Day was like in rural Oregon in the 1870s.
The Olympian reports that fire crews responded Saturday night to find a man who had been setting off fireworks in PVC pipe.
This is the last year residents in Vancouver will be allowed to buy and use fireworks in city limits – and the last year for less than law abiding Oregonians who cross the Columbia River to purchase fireworks you can’t buy in Portland.
Here are some of the Northwest’s top Fourth of July celebrations, offering everything from Main Street parades to glittering fireworks displays.
Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework, according to reports made by emergency rooms in Oregon.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal is encouraging people to use fireworks safely and legally this Fourth of July, warning that violators could face steep fines.
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Do you know where you’re watching fireworks? Fear not, patriotic procrastinators — we've rounded up dozens of events going on throughout the state.