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Ban on fireworks this year?

From Doug Perry, the assistant fire marshall today: 

"With the approaching Independence Day holiday, fire and city of Eugene officials are considering restrictions on the use of fireworks. These restrictions may include a ban on fireworks use in the South Hills and Spencer, Skinner and Willagillespie Buttes as well as limiting the dates fireworks may be discharged in the remainder of the city.  A decision on these possible restrictions will be made by June 24.
 
"Fireworks that fly, explode, travel more than one foot into the air or more than six feet on the ground are already AGAINST THE LAW in Oregon. Illegal fireworks cause countless injuries and thousands of dollars in property loss each year. "

The fire marshall's office can be reached at 682-5887.