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Celebrate safely this July 4 weekend

Remember, fireworks are banned in Mill Creek


Last updated 7/7/2020 at 12:36pm

Beacon photo by Christopher Kim

A firework stand in Lynnwood sells fireworks for Independence Day. Fireworks are not allowed within Mill Creek city limits.

The summer season is in full swing and with the July 4 weekend just around the corner, local authorities are calling for an increase in public awareness about fireworks safety – especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because most of the large fireworks displays sponsored by cities and chambers of commerce have been canceled due to COVID-19, some people are looking to light off their own fireworks this year.

"The great care you should always exercise when handling fireworks is even more critical this year," said Snohomish County Fire Marshal Michael McCrary. "In the midst of COVID-19, av...

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