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Families enjoy new Public Launch Zone

A handful of families came out to the new Community Launch Zone organized by Fire District 3 and the Jackson County Expo. It was a 10,000 square foot area just behind the Rogue Valley Family Fun Center that allowed families to light their own legal fireworks in a safe space with a fire crew present.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 12:02 AM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 12:04 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- A handful of families came out to the new Public Launch Zone organized by Fire District 3 and the Jackson County Expo. It was a 10,000 square foot area just behind the Rogue Valley Family Fun Center. It allowed families to light their own legal fireworks in a safe space just before the big BoomFest fireworks show. The goal was to reduce the amount of potential fires caused by fireworks.

“This is a safe area. Fire District 3 is here in case anything goes wrong. It makes me feel better when we are lighting them off,” said Tim Cotner. “We live out in the rural areas and it’s just getting a little too dry there.”

Cotner and the other families at the Public Launch Zone hope it comes back around next year. Crews want to remind everyone if you are lighting any fireworks, make sure they are legal and have the safe and sane symbol.

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