- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Authorities are reminding Eugene residents which fireworks are legal as temporary sales open up heading toward Independence Day celebrations.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1TNdCL1) a window for the legal sale of fireworks opened up in Eugene June 23 and closes July 6.

Among the illegal fireworks that could land someone a fine are bottle rockets, firecrackers and long tubes called Roman candles that shoot balls of flame. People can turn in illegal fireworks to authorities Sunday, no questions asked.

A fireworks ban on state-managed land was implemented in early June and will last until Oct. 15.

Eugene-Springfield Deputy Fire Marshal Amy Linder says dry weather is making fire a concern, especially in Eugene’s south hills.

Those who use fireworks after July 6 are subject to a minimum $250 fine.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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