5 stats about Oregon fireworks


fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

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Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.

Click through for 5 figures related to one of America’s favorite made-in-China pasttimes.


1. $1.03 billion

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Fireworks generated $1.03 billion dollars in revenue in 2014. Consumers accounted for $695 million, while display shows grossed $332 million. In1998, the industry sold $425 million — consumers spent $284 million. In 2014, 225.3 million pounds of fireworks were sold.

(SOURCE: americanpyro.com)

2. $3.7 million

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Between 2010 and 2014, fireworks caused 727 fires in Oregon and $3.7 million in property damage, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office.

(SOURCE: portlandoregon.gov)

3. $1,000

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Possession of illegal fireworks carries a $1,000 fine in Oregon. Banned fireworks are those “that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet from the ground of 12 inches in the air,” according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal.


4. $3,000-$12,000

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According to Western Fireworks, Oregon’s largest fireworks supplier, an “average first-time stand operator typically earns between $3,000-$12,000.”

The company lists 168 locations in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

(SOURCE: westernfireworks.com)
 

5. $17,000

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The town of Lincoln City  has budgeted $17,000 for its fireworks display on the Fourth of July, according to public relations coordinator Eric Johnson.

 
 

 

 




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