Post Fourth of July Firework Sales

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Fourth of July might be over, but firework tents are still doing a booming business. Salesmen said July 5 is one of the busiest days for firework tents. Different venues set up across the Rogue Valley said sales were average this year.  Some reported sales being up slightly up from last year. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

4th of July Events Around the Region

The fourth of July is here,  and there are plenty of ways for you to welcome it in. This afternoon Southern Oregon has many exciting events celebrating the country’s independence.   Here’s a list of events happening around the region today:     Central Point – “Red White and Boom” – Jackson County Fairgrounds – 7:00 p.m. Festivities started … Continue reading »

Agencies Step Up Firework Enforcement

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With Independence day getting closer, law enforcement and fire crews are teaming up to keep people safe from the fires and injuries over the holiday weekend. Fire District 3 and Central Point Police Department will both be stepping up enforcement over the next few days, and will be looking out for people … Continue reading »

150 Firework-Related Injuries in Oregon

Medford, Ore. — The 4th of July is a holiday spent with family and friends enjoying our freedom.  However, it can be a dangerous, and even deadly holiday. In fact, officials say Oregon averages about 150 firework-related injuries every single year.  Last year, there was also a death in Oregon related to fireworks. That’s why … Continue reading »

Fireworks Restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legal firework sales will continue through July 6th, but where and when you can set them off depends on where you live. No fireworks can be set off in Ashland at all. The lone exception is the display that will take place on the Southern Oregon University athletic field. In Grants Pass, … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Inspect Fireworks Tents

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 was out inspecting firework vendors tents on the first day fireworks can be legally sold in Oregon. The first day of sales may be Monday, but manager Jim Ford said opening takes days of perpetration. “The larger tents take a long time to set up and get all … Continue reading »

First Day to Buy Fireworks

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fireworks are now on sale in the Rogue Valley, but especially with a strong start to fire season fire officials are warning everyone to be careful with what they buy and where they light their fireworks. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor spoke with Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Northrop about the types of fireworks … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Fireworks Will Go On

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fireworks will be flying high in the air again this year at the public firework display in Grants Pass, but the city needs help to make it happen. The fireworks at the fairgrounds have been going on for decades, but did not happen in 2011 or 2012 due to funding … Continue reading »

Fourth of July Firework Safety

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and with just two more weeks to go, fire crews are urging people to light fireworks with caution. In Oregon only certain fireworks are allowed to be sold.  Those that fly in the air, like bottle rockets and fire crackers, are illegal in the … Continue reading »

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