Pierce County to start limiting fireworks use in unincorporated areas to 2 days per year

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Pierce County will soon start limiting fireworks use in unincorporated areas to only two days per year, according to new legislation passed by the Pierce County Council.

Starting in 2023, fireworks can only be discharged on July 4 and Dec. 31.

Currently fireworks are allowed in Pierce County from July 1-5.

The Pierce County Fire Marshal will have the authority starting in 2023 to temporarily ban fireworks if the conditions are unsafe.

Councilmember Jani Hitchen said this will be determined by using the “Fuel Moisture Content” from six locations across the county to determine fire risk.

Read more about the ordinance here.