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City Council to discuss full fireworks ban tonight

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City Council to discuss full fireworks ban tonight

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham City Council wants to hear from people before they decide whether or not to outlaw fireworks in the city.

The council is considering a complete ban on the use and possession of all fireworks within the city limits.

Current city law allows fireworks only on the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.

Firecrackers and bottle rockets are already illegal in the city, but the ban would outlaw everything including sparklers and roman candles.

If approved, the ban would take effect in June of next year.

Tonight’s public hearing starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Bellingham City Council Chambers.