How to celebrate July 4th safely and legally

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City officials are reminding the community that personal use of fireworks are prohibited in the city limits of Mountlake Terrace and issued the following statement:

The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department and Snohomish County Fire District 1 encourages residents and visitors to celebrate safely and legally. Here’s what you can do to help make this a safer July 4:

– Comply with the City’s fireworks ban. The sale, possession and discharge of all fireworks are prohibited within Mountlake Terrace city limits. Violations will result in confiscation of fireworks and fines.

– Report fireworks violations. It is recommended that citizens call 911 when there is an emergency situation such as a fire or injury. Call 911 if violations of the fireworks ban are observed.

– Keep pets safe. Fireworks can upset pets. Keep pets inside.

– Attend a public fireworks display. There are public displays planned for July 4 in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Everett, Kenmore and Seattle.

– Did you know that two out of five fires reported on July 4 are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause? Each July 4, thousands of people, often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.

– Fireworks are not permitted in the following cities and towns: Bellevue, Burien, Carnation, Des Moines, Edmonds, Everett, Federal Way, Gold Bar, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila and Woodway.

For more information about the city’s fireworks law, please contact the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at (425) 670-8260.
The city has a permit process for public displays of fireworks that includes hiring a professional pyrotechnician. For more information about having a public fireworks display, contact a Permit Specialist at 425-744-6267 or find the fireworks brochure online under Most Requested Services at www.cityofmlt.com.

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