first_imgclick to enlarge Along a stretch of Highway 99 in Hazel Dell, people with bright T-shirts and colorful signs stood waving, smiling and beckoning passing motorists to participate in a tradition that’s becoming more closely associated with unincorporated Clark County.“This (business) is a win-win for everyone,” said Beau Leach, the burly and friendly general manager of TNT Fireworks, standing outside the cavernous tent stacked with fireworks on Wednesday, the first day fireworks went on sale in unincorporated Clark County.“Except those that don’t like the noise.”He said that he has for sale 12 truckloads of Roman candles, sparklers, mortars, cakes and other fireworks that can match each customer’s taste for colorful explosions.“We’re going to have our best year ever,” he said, noting that the economy is strong, gas prices are low and the Fourth of July holiday falls on a Tuesday, meaning that people will exhaust their fireworks supplies during the weekend and come back for more. “That’s my guess.”But the most significant thing that’s different this Fourth of July is the blanket ban on fireworks within the city limits of Vancouver. In October 2015, the Vancouver City Council banned the use and sale of fireworks following a particularly dry and hot summer. This is the first year the ban goes into effect.last_img

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