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Fourth of July fun: Keep it safe

By John L. Braese
and Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
VALE – Ontario Fire Chief Terry Leighton’s advice to residents this Fourth of July holiday is simple: Leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals.
Nyssa City Manager Jim Maret agreed.
“My recommendation is if you want to watch fireworks, good ones, go to where they are going to set them off professionally,” said Maret.
A good – and only local – place to watch professional fireworks is the Malheur County Fairgrounds. A fireworks celebration, sponsored by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 10:30 p.m. July 4.
Personal fireworks will be available at stands at Albertsons, Bi-Mart, Red Apple, Walmart, and the Rock Church, all in Ontario, and at New Hope Assembly of God in Vale.
Nyssa will adopt a no-tolerance policy toward illegal fireworks within city limits, Maret said.
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