Last 4th of July with legal fireworks in unincorporated North Highline?

Whether you love them, hate them, or don’t care about them, it’s notable that this might be the last 4th of July with legal personal fireworks in White Center and the rest of unincorporated North Highline, since they are illegal in Burien (as they are in Seattle), and if annexation is approved in November, it may be in effect by this time next year. We are reminded of this because the annual week of pre-4th sales is days away; by county law (as outlined here), stands can open at noon June 28th – this coming Thursday – and can be open 9 am-11 pm daily thereafter, through July 4th. However, fireworks can only be used on the 4th itself.

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7 Responses to “Last 4th of July with legal fireworks in unincorporated North Highline?”

  1. That’s it. Call off the annexation! You can’t beat the 4th of July show in White Center.

  2. This is one of the things that I love about White Center.
    I much prefer back yard fireworks than being in a large

  3. And the fireworks give the Unincorporated Area Fire Department extra work to do.

  4. Dear Fellow Voters;
    Please Vote “NO” on Nov. 6th, 2012, to joining the
    City of Burien.
    Thank You

  5. that would be the only good thing anout annexation–we have to drug our poor dog for a week every year

  6. Well, Shorewood is like a war zone for the week before and after the 4th. It is insane having these firecrackers going off all day and night into the wee hours of the morning. I for one will be happy to see if my rowdy neighbors actually obey the law.

  7. I honestly cannot wait for this to happen. Since moving to the neighborhood 7 years ago, every 4th of July has been a nightmare. While I grew up in the 80’s before the fireworks bans started, I’ve never saw anything as crazy as it gets around here.

    People set off ridiculous amounts of fireworks and they leave the trash everywhere. I will spend the next two months picking bottle rockets and other plastic firework parts out of both my front and back yards.

    Three years ago, when it was really dry out, I had a few kids loose control of their rockets which flew in to my backyard and started smoldering in the grass on a fence line. I was lucky that I found it before it started a fire.

    Fireworks and urban environments are not a good mix. If you want to keep it up, head out to Enumclaw or Maple Valley.