Don't forget that Oregon bans the possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. The banned list includes bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers.
Authorities may seize illegal fireworks and fine offenders up to $500 per violation.
If you bought yours in Washington, the chances are they are not legal in Oregon.
And the annual plea from our neighborhood:
Please do not set fireworks/rockets/bombs off over the moorages. Moored boats often have fuel tanks and the houseboats are not flame retardant!!
We know it looks pretty to set off your high traveling fireworks down over the River - but
1- it is illegal and
2 - it is dangerous to those living on the water
Many of us have the scorched roofs and decks to prove it.
You can no longer see all the Vancouver fireworks from the levee. You must go to Ft. Vancouver to get the best view - and your fireworks are legal on that side of the bridge.
Thank you for understanding that the police might be called if it gets dangerous on our road or the river!!