File Photo

File Photo

Data released on fireworks-related injuries in Washington

Last year fireworks caused $122,000 in damage.

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office released data on fireworks-related injuries and fires from 2021.

In 2021, the office recorded 180 fireworks-related incidents reported by hospitals, clinics and fire departments across the state. Of those 180 incidents, 70 resulted in injuries, and 23 of those injuries were due to someone being hit by fireworks, and 19 were classified as burns.

Last year, there were 110 fires that occurred due to fireworks and caused an estimated $122,000 in damage, according to the office. The vast majority of fireworks-related incidents last year occurred on the Fourth of July.

If you plan on lighting fireworks this Fourth of July, the Fire Marshal’s Office recommends only buying legal fireworks and keeping water nearby.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

t
Kent Police Blotter: July 26 to Aug. 6

Kidnapping, city vehicle theft, street races assault among incidents

t
Kauffman, Kaur District 47 Senate race remains tight for second spot

Kauffman up by 63 votes, outcome could be headed for recount. Boyce won primary

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing under the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing
King County officials reflect on Health Through Housing criticisms and goals

Dow Constantine and Leo Flor uphold belief in the housing first approach.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/NHS England High Consequence Infectious Diseases Network (CDC.gov)
Monkeypox cases in Washington are doubling nearly every week

Health officials suggest taking precautions to avoid getting infected with the virus.

File photo.
Kent Police arrest repeat offender after he reportedly rammed a police vehicle

Police Chief says the suspect should have been “incarcerated based on his prior convictions.”

The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County hosted a candidate forum between Leesa Manion and Jim Ferrell in race for King County Prosecutor on July 21 at the Renton Civic Theatre. Courtesy photo
King County prosecutor candidates discuss criminal justice issues facing the region

Jim Ferrell and Leesa Manion clash over restorative justice programs in the county.

Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control
State’s response to monkeypox led Seattle doctor to visit Canada for vaccine

As of Aug. 3, at least 166 people in Washington had tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

File photo.
South King County mayors issue joint statement on ‘rising tide of crime and violence’

In their statement, the mayors called on the county and the state to take immediate measures.

Most Read