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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 24, 2010

Private fireworks illegal in Bellevue

The Bellevue Fire Department wants to remind Bellevue residents that the sale, use and possession of fireworks is prohibited. This ban has been in effect since 1994 and has significantly reduced the number of fires and injuries common with private fireworks use. 

Common fireworks, which include anything that involves flames or sparks or which flies and/or explodes, are also prohibited in the following Eastside communities, which all receive fire protection from the Bellevue Fire Department:

  • Beaux Arts Village
  • Clyde Hill
  • Hunts Point
  • Medina
  • Newcastle
  • Yarrow Point

Areas of unincorporated King County in the jurisdiction of the Bellevue Fire Department -- a small area south of Interstate 90 near Eastgate as well as the Hilltop area -- are allowed to discharge common fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, July 4, only. Residents should not use fireworks if they are unsure in which jurisdiction they reside.

Residents are  encouraged to attend public displays of fireworks. The Symetra Family 4th event will be at Bellevue Downtown Park. Family events and food vendors start at 2 p.m. and the fireworks show begins shortly after 10 p.m. Parking is available at Bellevue Square after 6 p.m., but alternate transportation is encouraged.

A Fourth of July public fireworks display is also planned for Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. Music and picnicking begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m. Due to limited parking, residents are encouraged to find alternate means of transportation to the event.

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Fire Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Non-Emergency General
Phone: 425-452-6892
Fax: 425-452-6845
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 425-452-6995
E-mail: bgomez@bellevuewa.gov
Contact: Community Risk Reduction
Phone: 425-452-7881
E-mail: hwong@bellevuewa.gov

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