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Ban begins in 2021 in unincorporated southwest Snohomish County

Fireworks will be banned in South County Fire’s unincorporated service area in southwest Snohomish County beginning in 2021.

The Snohomish County Council on Dec. 4 unanimously approved the ban in the densely populated Southwest County Urban Growth Area, which includes all of South County Fire’s unincorporated service area.

In June, South County Fire filed a petition asking the council to create “no firework” area banning fireworks in the regional fire authority’s unincorporated service area. Fireworks are already banned in the four cities served by South County Fire: Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

County voters were asked to weigh in on the issue in an advisory vote in the November general election. Countywide, 56 percent supported banning fireworks. Within the South County Fire regional fire authority, support was even greater with 59.78% of voters favoring a ban.