INDEPENDENCE DAY IS TOMORROW.
BUT BEFORE YOU LIGHT OFF THOSE FIREWORKS.
SPOKANE FIRE OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING PEOPLE WHERE
YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO IT.
KXLY'S ALLIE NORTON IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
SHE JOINS US LIVE ON THE SKYDECK.
KYLEE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED HERE FOR SOME TIME KNOW
THAT FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MOST PARTS OF SPOKANE.
BUT FOR THOSE WHO DON'T.
YOU COULD FIND YOURSELF PAYING A HEFTY FINE IF YOU
LIGHT ONE OFF.
FOR KIM HYNES AND HER TWO BOYS THIS YEAR WILL BE A
THEY'RE GOING TO AIRWAY HEIGHTS TO LIGHT OFF FIREWORKS
AT A FRIENDS.
Get to share a tradition that as kids we always got
to do and have never been able to do with our own
kids so it will be so much fun.
THEY WERE OUT BROWSING TONIGHT AT T-N-T FIREWORKS
OFF HIGHWAY TWO.
What kind of fireworks are we looking for? I love
SHES ONE OF THE MANY PLANNING TO GO TO SURROUNDING
AREAS TO ENJOY FIREWORKS THE LEGAL WAY.
THIS YEAR MARKS 22 YEARS SINCE SPOKANE BANNED FIREWORKS.
This weekend is extremely busy for us, it's definitely
a period of concern.
BRIAN SHAEFFER WITH THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS
BEFORE THE BAN WENT INTO EFFECT.
THEY RESPONDED TO AN AVERAGE OF 104 FIREWORK CAUSED
FIRES DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK.
NOW THEY SEE ABOUT FIVE.
We've stayed pretty level with a low number of incidents
and a very low number of injuries which was the goal
of the program.
THEY'LL HAVE EXTRA UNITS PATROLLING NEIGHBORHOODS
FOR FIREWORK USE AND TICKETING THOSE WHO DISOBEY THE
THE PRICE? A MINIMUM OF 513 DOLLARS.
I like those smoke balls but we're probably not going
to be able to take those home.
SEVEN YEAR OLD AYLA KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE BAN IN SPOKANE.
HER DAD SAYS THAT HE GOT A TICKET A COUPLE YEARS AGO.
SO THEY HEAD TO IDAHO NOW.
I went to Idaho before, but it's a really long drive.
INSTEAD, SHE SAYS SHE JUST MIGHT WATCH THE SHOW IN
I really like the ones that, like they're like normal
fireworks but they go like 'pewwwww' and stuff.
FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN SPOKANE, SPOKANE VALLEY,
MILLWOOD, CHENEY, LIBERTY LAKE AND THE UNINCORPORATED
AREAS OF SPOKANE.
THEY ARE LEGAL IN AIRWAY HEIGHTS, MEDICAL LAKE AND
DEER PARK AS WELL AS THE INDIAN RESERVATIONS.
HOWEVER, IT HAS TO BE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
REPORTING FROM THE SKYDECK TONIGHT, I'M ALLIE NORTON
KXLY 4 NEWS.