There were 432 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office by fire departments and hospitals in 2014. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4, with demographic trends indicating that the highest number of injuries were sustained by males 36 years old and older.
The incidents of greatest concern:
· 155 fires resulted in $320,240 in damage and property loss. Residential fires resulted in $161,050 in damages – or 50% of the total loss.
· 66 injuries were caused by devices which are illegal to own or possess in Washington State.…