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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Spokane kicks off 2019 with a bang in Riverfront Park

New Year’s Eve revelers gathered by the hundreds to watch fireworks in Riverfront Park.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Spokane’s New Year’s fireworks display moving to 9 p.m.; First Night hopes to make comeback

Celebrate New Year’s at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Riverfront Park. The earlier time is meant to coincide with park activities, not necessarily New Year’s in New York.

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Nearly 2 dozen cited for firework violations during July Fourth

Local fire fighters issued 22 citations in Spokane on Independence Day holiday and received hundreds of firework related calls leading up to it.

Fireworks explosion kills 24, injures 49 near Mexico City

Twenty-four people were killed and at least 49 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City, according to officials.

Last year 262 Washingtonians were injured by fireworks

Every Fourth of July, firefighters around the country remind Americans not to injure or kill themselves by patriotically blowing things up. Last year, about 262 Washingtonians did not heed the …

Behind the sparks: How Spokane gets its Fourth of July fireworks

For spectators at this year’s July Fourth fireworks show at Riverfront Park, little more is required than to just show up. But for Dale Cyr

July Fourth brings some of the year’s worst air pollution, thanks to fireworks

Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.

Spokane Fire Department gives reminder that fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County

Fireworks are illegal to sell and use in most of Spokane County, and law enforcement asks that violations of the ban be reported to Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Yakama Nation tribe gets restraining order in fireworks dispute

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Klickitat County from shutting down fireworks stands operating on tribal land in the county.

Have a blast: Options abound for checking out fireworks displays on July 4

Fireworks are a must on the Fourth of July. Whether you are looking to enjoy live music, a cold beer with friends or a more quiet evening of celebration, there …

Boise officials to seek restitution if fireworks spark blaze

The Boise Fire Department says it will seek restitution from the vendors and the users if illegal aerial fireworks spark a blaze in the city.

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Silverwood Theme Park cancels Fourth of July fireworks display

Silverwood Theme Park is canceling its annual Fourth of July fireworks show amid concerns about fire danger.

Migratory birds shooed away by drone, fireworks, lasers

Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.

Man arrested for starting small brush fire with fireworks in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a fire started in a field near Second Avenue and South Pittsburg Street in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.

Sue Lani Madsen: Neighbors silver lining in goat roundup

Camping on Independence Day weekend can mean enduring a thoughtless stranger’s ill-timed fireworks.

Large portion of fireworks stolen in Montana recovered

Federal investigators have recovered a large portion of the more than $21,000 in professional fireworks and equipment stolen a day before the city of Great Falls’ planned July 4 fireworks …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

A boisterous Fourth sends pets scrambling

This year’s Fourth of July in the Inland Northwest appeared to be quiet, and not particularly dangerous or smoke-and-fire-filled, though it did feature its fair share of spooked dogs and …

UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Riverfront Park construction crowds fireworks festivities

Many Spokane residents weren’t deterred by Riverfront Park construction and came downtown to watch the annual fireworks display.

UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Two boys injured in fireworks accident on West Side

Authorities say one boy lost two fingers and another was hit in the arm with shrapnel in a fireworks accident southeast of Seattle in Auburn.

U.S. marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Chief blames fireworks for blaze burning outside Naches

About 40 people were evacuated and Tieton Road is closed at Klockhammer Road due to a brush fire of several hundred acres that continues to burn outside town, authorities said.

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

This Fourth of July, UW study reminds us fireworks are dangerous ‘explosives’

On the Fourth of July teenagers are most likely to be injured launching homemade fireworks, adults by shell-and-mortar explosives and children by errant rockets.

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Annual reminder: Fireworks are illegal almost everywhere in Spokane County

Spokane fire crews will patrol the city this weekend through Independence Day, potentially issuing $536 fines to those caught shooting off illegal fireworks.

The 7: Your guide to watching fireworks Tuesday night - in Spokane and beyond.

Fireworks are the main attraction on the Fourth of July. But with construction, both in Riverfront Park and on streets nearby, you may be looking for a new spot to …

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Idaho AG’s analysis undercuts legal argument for aerial fireworks ‘affidavit’ scheme

A new Idaho Attorney General’s opinion undercuts a legal argument that a couple of southwestern Idaho businesses have been using for years to justify selling illegal aerial fireworks to customers …

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Idaho official: It’s illegal to buy aerial fireworks

It’s illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.

Idaho July Fourth celebration doubles number of fireworks

The number of fireworks at the annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration in Idaho Falls is primed to double.

Oregon fireworks show canceled because of new turf

The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in Grants Pass has been canceled.

Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 more, …

Woman accused of choking girl for blocking view at Disney World fireworks show

A Michigan woman was arrested Wednesday night, accused of choking a high school girl during a fireworks display at Disney’s Magic Kingdom after the teenager and her friends wouldn’t sit …