Fines for illegal fireworks

Oregon law forbids possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air.  Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. OSFM has issued 725 retail fireworks permits, of these 330 are outdoor fireworks stands or tents.
    
Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers are illegal in Oregon. All fireworks are prohibited in federal parks and forests, state parks and on all Oregon beaches.
   
Illegal fireworks can be expensive. Under Oregon law, officials may seize illegal fireworks fining offenders up to $500 per violation including possession of illegal fireworks and endangering life and property. Offenders may be arrested as well. Any fireworks causing damage or misuse of fireworks carries a liability for the offender, who may be required to pay for resulting fire or other damage.
   
Parents, too, are liable for fireworks-caused damage by their children. Costs may include assessed fines as well as the cost of suppressing fireworks-caused fires.
 

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