RICHLAND, Wash-- Sunday was the first day fireworks went on sale, but they won't be around for long--only for another week.
One fireworks stand we stopped by was just getting set up in Richland. They've been selling fireworks for over three decades, with profits going to United Pentecostal Church in Kennewick. One of the vendors tells us this year's prices are higher, and she wonders how this will affect their sales.
"I personally believe prices are up," says Leann Anderson. "With the recession, I think it's anyones guess how good things will go this year. People are struggling with finances, so I'm not sure how well it will be. Historically, we've always done very, very well."
You must be older than 16 to buy fireworks in Washington. And remember, fireworks are banned in some cities in our region.
Here is a list of where restricted use is permitted: Benton city, Richland, West Richland, Walla Walla and Grandview.
Last year more than 200 injuries and 500 fires were reported from fireworks.