Friday, August 2, 2013

Extremely Loud Fireworks Going Off Nightly And Fire Department Responds To Incident At Park Fire Pit

Three loud booms from fireworks were heard around Laurelhurst Elementary School and beyond on Saturday night, July 26th, from 10:15-10:30pm.

Neighbors have reported hearing fireworks almost every night in this area since the week before July 4th, though none have been as loud as the ones on Saturday. Some neighbors think they are coming from the Laurelhurst Elementary School playgrounds and the Park.

One neighbor said he heard a car drive by his house on 46th Avenue NE honking 3 times, then after that no more fireworks were heard. He seemed to think that the people in the car driving by were responsible for the fireworks and were honking to let neighbors know they were done bothering people.

Another neighbor who lives on NE 43rd Street just east of the park wrote:

Someone has been setting off fireworks on a regular basis between 9PM and 10PM near NE 43rd Street, east of the Park. This is highly inconsiderate as it make our dog a nervous wreck and wakes our child up. Please respect your neighbors.

Terri Johnson, Seattle Police North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, says:
Seattle Police Department and Police want to remind you that fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle. Call 9-1-1 to report fireworks.
The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them.

Also on Sunday, July 27th around 9pm, a firetruck responded to the firepit at Laurelhurst Park, perhaps to put out a smoldering fire, a neighbor told us who lives near there.

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