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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 tur…
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.
According to the Washington State Fire Marshal's Office, crews responded to more than 470 …
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...
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 do…
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 firework…
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. The nearly 300 acre blaze near state route 241 at the end of Washout Road was contained on Sat…
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. The chair of the 4th of July committee Micah Cawley says the big party is being held to get mo…
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...

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