City of Auburn & City of Pacific

Discharge of legal fireworks is allowed July 4th between the hours of 9a.m. - 11p.m. You must be 16 years old to purchase legal fireworks.

City of Algona

Discharge of all fireworks is illegal in the City of Algona.

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“If it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Auburn.”

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Examples of Legal Fireworks

Party poppers, snappers, booby traps, flitter sparklers, cylindrical & cone fountains, illuminating torch wheels, ground spinners, smoke devices.

Examples of Illegal Fireworks

ALL aerial devices & spinners, sky & missile-type rockets, helicopters, roman candles, mines, shells, firecrackers & salutes, chasers, jumping jacks.

*Anything that leaves the ground, or produces a report or explosion is illegal. Any combination of two or more effects is also illegal.

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Safety Tips for a Safe 4th of July

  • Consider attending a public display as a safe alternative
  • Buy and use only legal fireworks (see above)
  • Follow directions and safety recommendations printed on the fireworks
  • Maintain adult supervision and keep all fireworks out of the hands of children
  • Use fireworks in an area clear of materials that can burn (grass, bark, trees)
  • Keep garden hoses ready
  • Wet down fireworks display area
  • Light one item at a time, move away quickly and keep a safe distance
  • Do not attempt to re-light duds
  • Wait several minutes before disposing of them in water
  • Dispose of used fireworks by first soaking them in water
  • Trim any tall grass close to buildings or fences
  • Clean all gutters and move burnable materials away from homes
  • Place minor burns in cool water, call 9-1-1 if you need further assistance