Kennewick Fire Marshall Mark Yaden wants to remind residents that the discharge and possession of consumer fireworks is banned within the city limits of Kennewick. The criminal penalty for violating the ban is a Gross Misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail. Residents are encouraged to refrain from using personal fireworks and attend one of the safe and family oriented local fireworks public displays such as the 27th Annual River of Fire Festival in Columbia Park on the 4th of July, or Pasco's Grand Old 4th celebration at Gesa stadium. have a safe sane 4th.

Richland residents may use legal fireworks that stay on the ground however with the extreme heat and dry conditions be extra careful.