Fire authorities have drafted a petition to ban consumer fireworks in parts of south Snohomish County where they aren’t already illegal.
Commissioners for South County Fire approved the petition last week. They sent the request to the Snohomish County Council, which has the authority to ban the sale and use of fireworks outside city limits.
The proposed no-fireworks area would cover huge swathes of suburbia, specifically the unincorporated areas around Everett, Lynnwood and other south county cities.
“The area we represent in south Snohomish County is a very suburban and urbanizing area,” said Commissioner Jim Kenny, board chairman for South County Fire. “That makes it very challenging and very dangerous to use fireworks amongst so many homes and so many people.”
Fire officials plan to testify about the proposal at the County Council meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. June 26.