Be safe this Fourth of July | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize Independence Day.

But they are also dangerous when handled by amateurs.

We would like to remind everyone that personal fireworks are not allowed anywhere in our beautiful county. The use of any type of personal fireworks presents a real danger of injury and fire.

The so-called “Safe and Sane” fireworks sold on the mainland are intended to be used in the communities where they are purchased. Most of the fireworks sold on reservations are not legal anywhere else in the state.

There will be some amazing fireworks shows presented by professional pyrotechnicians throughout San Juan County. Fireworks shows are planned at Roche Harbor, Friday Harbor, Eastsound, Deer Harbor and Lopez Island. Residents and visitors alike enjoy these shows.

So be smart and don’t use personal fireworks. When we have such stunning shows to watch, who needs them anyway?

Fireworks are on the way – be safe