July 4, 2016: Where to watch fireworks

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Independence Day is just around the corner, so here’s everything you need to know for a safe and fun 4th of July.

Certain types of fireworks are illegal in Oregon, including those that fly, explode or travel more than 6 feet off the ground or 12 inches in the air. That means bottle rockets, roman candles and firecrackers, for more information on firework laws, click here.

Report illegal fireworks in Portland here

In Washington, fireworks are only available for sale from June 28-July 5, with certain other restrictions determined by cities.

For pet owners, consider the safety and security of your animals during nights of loud fireworks.

If you’d rather skip the at-home fireworks, check out one of the many fireworks displays in the Portland area.Firework displays:

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