The City of Sequim hereby bans all recreational fires within the City limits. The up-grade declaration comes in conjunction with other cities, counties and area fire district bans. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning which includes recreational fires (propane and gas appliances are allowed.) The City ban follows as the Clallam County Fire Marshall has also declared recreational fires banned. Fire safety officials are imploring residents to forego tradition and abstain from setting off personal fireworks over this Independence Day holiday as Clallam and Jefferson counties are experiencing drought stricken conditions.
The City of Sequim and City Fire Marshall request that each person celebrating this holiday with fireworks take extra care and responsibility for the safety of themselves, their family and their neighbors. This especially dry season creates a very high risk of fire from fireworks – all it takes is one spark to ignite a catastrophic event. If fireworks are used, citizens are asked to heed the following guidelines:
• Mow your lawn and open fields.
• Keep your lawn hoses and a portable fire extinguisher nearby.
• Remember that fireworks after ignited are typically out of the user’s control.
• After fireworks are shot, let them cool down to the touch and then immerse them into a nearby pail of water.
• Be a good neighbor – the following day, pick up spent fireworks and dispose of them accordingly.
The Sequim Municipal Code mandates when fireworks can be sold and discharged. Fireworks may be sold and purchased:
• June 28 - from noon to 11:00 p.m.
• June 29 – July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• July 5 - from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fireworks may be used and discharged on:
• June 28 – from noon to 11:00 p.m.
• June 29 through July 3 - from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• July 4 – from 9:00 a.m. to midnight
• July 5 - from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Please contact City of Sequim Fire Marshall Ann Hall at 681-3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.