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A fire dangerous Fourth

Medical Lake bans fireworks discharge, officials hope West Plains residents will wait until next year for displays


Last updated 7/1/2021 at 11:02am

WEST PLAINS — When it comes to the Fourth of July tradition of discharging fireworks, local fire agency officials are hoping West Plains residents will follow the old 1980s Nancy Reagan adage about drug use and just say no.

Fireworks are banned in most of Spokane County with the exceptions of the cities of Airway Heights and Medical Lake — both of which allow their sales and usage. That is until Monday afternoon, when Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach enacted a temporary ban on discharging fireworks in the city, citing extremely dry conditions and increasing fire p...

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