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Fireworks go off safely in Boston in this July 4, 2013, photo from Getty Images.
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State Fines Fireworks Plant After Fatal Explosion in June

TENINO (AP) -- The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries has fined a fireworks plant $1,200 for safety violations after investigating a fatal explosion this past June.

Entertainment Fireworks produces professional fireworks shows around the region. A

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King County Sees Fireworks-Related Emergency Calls Quadruple

Fire officials in King County say fireworks calls quadrupled this Independence Day, when compared to last year.

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Helpful Hints Dealing With Fireworks Cleanup

Now that Independence Day celebrations are in the rearview mirror, the state fire marshal's office has suggestions for dealing with used and unused fireworks.

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Stand Down on Fireworks or It Could Cost You

Yakima City firefighters are reminding everyone that fireworks are illegal in the city of Yakima.

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Firework Dangers Mean Long Week for Firefighters

It is the beginning of a tough week for firefighters in the Yakima Valley.

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Yakima Officials Stressing Fireworks Safety, Laws

The warnings are all over the place about the danger of fireworks.

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Fireworks Stands Multiply, But Many Cities Still Ban Use

The state Fire Marshal's Office has announced that fireworks stand licenses have increased 5 percent in 2014 in comparison to 2013, according to a news release.

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Cool Photo of Lightning Striking Behind a Firework

I admit it, I'm a picture junkie. I take pictures of everything all the time. Whether it's my kids playing at a park or a classic toy I find at a yard sale, I'm snapping a picture, posting it on Facebook, uploading it to Instagram - all that. I don't take pictures of fireworks because they never turn out good for my phone so whatever this guy did to get this shot, he deserves an award for best timed photo.

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The Danger of Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration but can also be a dangerous and costly holiday. Each year, fireworks cause thousands of dollars in property damage statewide, and this year could be even worse

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Upcoming Hot, Dry Weather Cause for Concern

Hot weather is on the way and that has firefighters very concerned about wildfires in the valley. Especially when the hot weather is coupled with the threat of fireworks.

Deputy Chief Alan Walker with Fire District Five in the Lower Valley says please be careful because you could start a big fire

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