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Keep It Safe, Folks….

The City of Newport asks everyone to use care with fireworks this weekend. This is particularyly imporant with the water emergency that has been declared by the city. The city wishes everyone happy and social-distanced Fourth of July celebrations.

Fireworks Frequent Questions

The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office has provided the following information on fireworks use –

What type of fireworks can I use in Oregon?
Retail: Oregon consumer legal fireworks, also sometimes referred to as retail fireworks. Commonly known Oregon consumer legal fireworks are fountains, flitter sparklers, and ground spinners just to name a few.

Limited: 1.4g products, also known as consumer fireworks in the fireworks industry, may be used in Oregon only with a valid permit issued by our office. Common 1.4g fireworks are bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit our website at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Where can I purchase fireworks?
They can be purchased at an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6. For approved locations, visit https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks-Retail-Permits.aspx.

When can I use fireworks?
Under Oregon law, the Office of State Fire Marshal has no regulations on when you can use retail fireworks purchased during the retail fireworks sale dates of June 23 through July 6.

Where can I use fireworks?
Some prohibited locations are Oregon State beaches, parks, campgrounds, and State and Federal forest lands. For more information, visit these websites:

Can I use fireworks on the beach?
No, please see information above for restrictions.

Can I bring fireworks to Oregon from another state?
No, fireworks must be purchased from an Oregon permitted retail fireworks sales location.

Can I use fireworks that fly in the air?
Fireworks that fly in the air, explode or behave in an uncontrolled and unpredictable manner are not allowed to be used in Oregon without the proper permit issued by our office. A limited fireworks display permit would allow you to use 1.4g fireworks, commonly known as bottle rockets, Roman candles, firecrackers, and certain aerial fireworks. For more information on the permitting process, visit https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Fireworks.aspx.

Can I use sky lanterns in Oregon?
No, the law prohibits the use of sky lanterns in Oregon at all times.

Although there is an ongoing water emergency in the City of Newport, fireworks are allowed. Please celebrate the Fourth of July safely and responsibly.

Burn Season Ends

Newport Fire Department is ending burn season early. Back yard debris burning is closed for the City of Newport and the areas of Newport Rural Fire Protection District that are North and East of the city limits of Newport.

Only the portion of the Rural Fire District located South of Newport will be allowed to continue back yard debris burning through July 5th. This is because that area’s water is supplied by Seal Rock Water District, which is not under any water restrictions.

All back-yard debris burning in all areas will be closed for the summer starting Monday, July 6. Debris burning season will open back up this fall, usually around October 1, when the fall rains return. Please call Newport Fire Department at 541-265-9461 if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading the City of Newport’s E-Blast. If you would like to submit a community event or meeting, please email g.tucker@newportoregon.gov.
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