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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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Should Fireworks Be Legal In Yakima? [POLL]

When I was growing up, it seemed like there was a firework stand on just about every other street corner. Since I grew up near Nob Hill Plaza, I used to frequent that one often as a youngster. Then came the ban on firecrackers like Black Cats

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26th annual Winter Carnival At White Pass

Where can you find the largest snow castle in the united states? You'll find it at the White Pass Ski Area this weekend during the 26th annual Winter Carnival. Ski area spokeswoman Kathleen Goyette says along with the help of an architect, a contractor and volunteers the castle is now being built

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PBS’s Fireworks at the Capitol – Happy Birthday America [VIDEO]

Happy Birthday America!  From a couple years back here is the 1812 Overture and fireworks at the Capitol from PBS. Goosebumps-Prepare to

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Don’t Even Think About Lighting Fireworks

The Sunnyside Police Department wishes to remind you that fireworks are prohibited in the City of Sunnyside. Discharge of fireworks in the City of Sunnyside is regulated under Sunnyside Municipal Code 5.42.

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