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Fireworks: Planning a Fun and Safe Celebration in Battle Ground - 06/27/22

Being prepared, safe, and responsible is key to a fun and worry-free 4th of July celebration. Fireworks regulations in the City of Battle Ground allows residents to use fireworks for two days over the Independence Day Holiday – July 3 from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. and July 4 from 9 a.m. - midnight. 

Fireworks stands are permitted to operate in the City from July 1 through July 4. Permitted stands are regularly inspected by the Fire Marshal.  Fireworks should only be purchased from permitted stands; those purchased outside of the City or Clark County’s jurisdictions may not be safe or legal to use.

Regulations for the sale and use of fireworks vary in individual municipalities within Clark County, including unincorporated Battle Ground.  An online interactive map allows the public to easily determine fireworks use regulations based on any street address within Clark County.

Fireworks Call Center
CRESA will staff a fireworks and nuisance call center from July 2 - 4; 8pm - 1am.  Callers should refrain from calling 911 and/or 311 for fireworks violations. 

Only call 911 if: 

  • Someone is injured from a firework.
  • There is a fire started by a firework.
  • You witness someone attempting to start a fire with a firework.
  • You witness someone assaulting someone with a firework.

Otherwise, the Firework Call Center can be reached at 360-597-7888.

Be Prepared before lighting any firework:

  • Know the fireworks law in your area.
  • Purchase only legal fireworks, available at Washington State licensed stands.
  • Ensure the safety of pets and keep them secured; the loud sounds make them nervous. 
  • Have a bucket of water nearby in which to place all used fireworks.
  • Keep a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks.
  • Clear a level area away from things that can burn.
  • Teach your children to “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes catch on fire.

Be Safe when fireworks are being lit:

  • Use only outdoors on a level, flat, hard surface.
  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and move away quickly.
  • Do not lean over fireworks when lighting them.
  • Keep spectators at a safe distance (recommend 20 feet from fireworks).
  • Keep away from anything that can burn.
  • Follow the directions on the label carefully.
  • Be considerate of your neighbors, family pets, and your environment.
  • Follow the time restrictions for discharge.

Be Responsible after the fireworks are done:

  • Clean up all debris when finished.
  • Duds can be dangerous; if a firework item does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least fifteen minutes, approach it carefully, and place it in a bucket of water.
  • Make sure unused fireworks, matches, and lighters are out of sight and reach of children.
  • Before throwing away any used fireworks, make sure they are cold. Soaking in a bucket of water for at least 10 minutes before placing the fireworks in a plastic garbage bag will ensure they won’t catch anything on fire.

“The use of fireworks can lead to unintended injuries and fires,” said Battle Ground Fire Marshal Chris Drone, “It is important that you use every safety measure if choosing to use fireworks”

We think Independence Day is worth celebrating. If you celebrate with fireworks, do so safely. Know the regulations in your area, be prepared with a safety plan, and be respectful of your neighbors and surroundings.  City of Battle Ground fireworks regulations and a Fireworks Safety Plan are available on the City’s website at

Vehicle #1
Vehicle #1
Fatal Collision on SW Eaton Blvd, Battle Ground (Photo) - 06/15/22

UPDATE:  6/15/2022

The Battle Ground Police Department has completed the preliminary investigation into the fatal collision that occurred on June 9, at the intersection of Eaton Boulevard and SW 20th Avenue. 

A 2006 Dodge Ram, driven by Robert T. McIntyre, was traveling westbound on SW Eaton Boulevard when it failed to stop at the four-way stop sign at SW 20th Avenue, before colliding with a 2012 Chevrolet Volt.         

The Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on SW Eaton Boulevard before making a left turn (northbound) on SW 20th Avenue when it was struck on the passenger side.

The victim, Justin Bullock, 24, was seated in the right/front seat of the Chevrolet and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The drivers from both vehicles and two additional passengers from the Dodge truck were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.     

Robert T. McIntyre was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault.  Additional charges of DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended 3, and failure to stop/yield at an intersection, were referred to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office.      



The Battle Ground Police Department and Clark County Fire District 3 responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Eaton Blvd and SW 20th Avenue just after 11pm on June 9.   

One passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Four additional occupants, between both vehicles, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   

Robert T. McIntyre, DOB 2/21/1973, was arrested and charged with one count of Vehicular Homicide and one count of Vehicular Assault. 

The collision is still under investigation; no further information will be released at this time. 

Attached Media Files: Vehicle #1 , Vehicle #2
Troy McCoy
Troy McCoy
Councilmember Troy McCoy Appointed to Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (Photo) - 06/06/22

Battle Ground City Councilmember, Troy McCoy, has been selected to serve as a member of the Lower Columbia River Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB).  

The 15-member board includes representatives from local governments, the state legislature, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, hydropower operators, environmental landowner interests, and the public.  The LCFRB works with a diverse group of partners to coordinate and implement plans to restore and manage our water to improve the salmon, steelhead, and bull trout population for the future. 

“As a resident of the Pacific Northwest for most of my life I have had the privilege of enjoying the many amenities our region has to offer.” Said Councilmember McCoy.  “I am excited about the prospect of helping realize this board’s goals of improving the local fish population while, at the same time, furthering the city’s vision plan.”

The LCFRB area encompasses five counties, including Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum. Councilmember McCoy will serve as the Southwest Cities Representative.  

Attached Media Files: Troy McCoy