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Walla Walla Police reminding about fireworks ordinance

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla Police want to remind residents about the city's fireworks ordinance. In Walla Walla, illegal fireworks include any that produce a loud noise, shoot up more than 20 feet, or move across the ground more than 15 feet. 

These include firecrackers, "Jumping Jacks", sky rockets, mortars, and missiles. Even though these illegal fireworks may be purchased at local fireworks booths, the stands are generally set up outside the city limits of Walla Walla. Employees of the stands have been made aware of the types that are illegal to possess or discharge inside the City. 

Fireworks can only be discharged between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on July 4th. Violations of the fireworks ordinance is a misdemeanor and can lead to seizure of the items and a fine of $250. 

The City fireworks display has been moved to Walla Walla Community College. This will cause the closure of Tausick Way, from Isaacs Avenue to Reservoir Road, from 9:15 p.m. until after the display.