Personal fireworks are believed to have caused $824,500 in property damage across Clark County during this month’s Fourth of July festivities.
Authorities also handed out $11,750 in fines to people for shooting off fireworks outside of allowed times. Of the 46 citations the Vancouver Fire Marshal issued, only one was for an illegal firework, Lead Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Drone said Monday. The rest were for discharging fireworks within city limits on days other than July 4, the only day it’s legal to use them in Vancouver.
The city is still pulling together statistics about the total number of fireworks-related fires, including grass and brush fires, the city fire marshal’s office said Monday.
Although several homes and vehicles went up in flames, no injuries to people were reported.
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