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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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Firework Legality Reminder In Front Of July 4

Fireworks are banned within Yakima City limits and in the unincorporated areas of the county, however, fireworks are legal in Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Moxee, Naches and Zillah.

Six fewer licensed fireworks stands will operate in Yakima County this year compared to last year, part of a statewide downward trend, according to a report issued Tuesday by the office of the Washington State Fire Marshal

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No Major Fires During The 4th of July. Firefighters on High Alert

Even though it was hot and dry and plenty of people were lighting fireworks no major fires were reported in the valley during the 4th of July. A small fire was reported in the Moxee area, but firefighters were able to douse the flames after they burned about 5 acres and so far no major fireworks related injuries have been reported in Yakima as well

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More Brush Fires Keep Firefighters Busy Over Weekend

Brush fires are common at this time of year, but they can be dangerous. Firefighters battled a number of brush fires up and down the valley over the weekend. The largest was in the Sunnyside area

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Where Can We Shoot off Fireworks in the Yakima Valley?

The majority of Yakima Valley cities don't allow fireworks; however, fireworks are legal in Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Moxee, and Zillah.

If you live in a city where fireworks are permitted, remember you can only use them until the 11 p.m. cutoff. If you break any of the la

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Yakima is Getting Ready for The Fourth of July Celebration

There's a big party planned for next Wednesday at State Fair Park. The Yakima 4th of July celebration will be held from noon to 11pm with the highlight being the big 4th of July fireworks display

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Fireworks on Sale, but Banned in Yakima

Fireworks are now on sale on the Yakima reservation, but remember they're banned in the city of Yakima and all the unincorporated areas of the county. Many cities have bans in place up and down the valley as well.  State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that in 2011 there were

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Fewer Places to Buy Fireworks This Year

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the number of retail fireworks stand licenses issued in 2012 is down 4.2 percent, or 39 licenses, from 2011.  A state license is required before a city or county can issue a permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington

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