The Fourth of July is over. I didn’t hear about any fireworks-related fires in Richland. It seems to me that Richland was just lucky with all the legal and illegal fireworks shot off on Saturday night.
I asked a Kennewick resident how their Fourth was and the reply was that they went to Richland because fireworks are illegal in Kennewick.
I encourage Richland to follow Kennewick and Pasco with a complete fireworks ban. You can only tempt fate so often. What if there had been “Perfect Storm” conditions on the Fourth. High winds and a spark in a dry field could lead to a tragic outcome.