- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - As the Fourth of July approaches, the Washington State Fire Marshal has a warning for residents: buying fireworks over the Internet is illegal.

Under state law, all fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during a legal sales period.

Fire Marshal Charles Duffy says buying fireworks online or from websites like Craigslist and OfferUp is prohibited.

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