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Richland Police Adding Staff for Fireworks Calls

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Additional police officers in Richland will be on duty to respond to fireworks related calls on July 4. Additional police officers in Richland will be on duty to respond to fireworks related calls on July 4.
RICHLAND, WA - Additional police officers in Richland will be on duty to respond to fireworks related calls on July 4th.

The department is reassigning 10 officers to keep an eye on the problem areas, including large parking lots and the Richland parks system. Officers will be focus on education and enforcement when they contact anyone possessing or setting off illegal fireworks.

Officers say any firework that leaves the ground or shoots projectiles into the air are illegal. Fireworks stands in the city sell varsities that are legal to discharge within city limits. The City of Richland says their slogan is "If it flies, it doesn't fly here" and it's a good rule of thumb to follow when choosing which type of firework to set off.

The fine for possessing or setting off illegal fireworks is $250.00
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