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Fourth of July

As the July 4th holiday approaches, we want to encourage you to celebrate July 4th by watching a professional fireworks display. Benton County Fire District 4 does not regulate nor respond to fireworks complaints. Please contact the West Richland Police Department non-emergency number at (509) 628-0333 to report illegal fireworks or fireworks discharged outside of allowed hours. Only call 911 if an injury occurs or a fire starts that you cannot manage. 

BENTON COUNTY (UNINCORPORATED AREAS) – Fireworks may not be discharged anywhere in unincorporated Benton County. (BENTON COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL:

CITY OF WEST RICHLAND – Fireworks may only be discharged from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on July 2 and 3. On July 4, fireworks may be used from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Some tips to celebrate safely with fireworks if you chose to do so in an area where they are allowed:

  • Please keep a bucket of sand or water, and a hose or fire extinguisher on hand to help put out any sparks or fires they may cause.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Older children should use them only under close responsible adult supervision.
  • Find an area to light off fireworks that is away from people, buildings, and flammable material.  

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