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Fireworks go on sale in Kent on Saturday

Fireworks stands open on Saturday in Kent. Fireworks can only be discharged on the Fourth of July in Kent. - Kent Reporter, file photo
Fireworks stands open on Saturday in Kent. Fireworks can only be discharged on the Fourth of July in Kent.
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Fireworks go on sale on Saturday in Kent at various stands around town but can only be set off in city limits on the Fourth of July between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority offers safety tips and advice for fireworks.

• Always discharge fireworks under adult supervision

• Keep a garden hose or extinguisher handy

• Only light one firework at a time

• Do not alter fireworks in any way

• Go see a professional show instead of buying fireworks

• Be a good neighbor and clean up any debris when finished discharging your fireworks

• Do not discharge fireworks in public parks or on school property. Illegal discharging of fireworks can lead to a fine exceeding $1,000

To report illegal discharging of fireworks, call the Kent Police non-emergency number at 253-852-2121.

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