Fireworks go on sale in Oregon today. Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton has this reminder about illegal fireworks: “The firework laws can be complicated unless you remember this: as a general rule of thumb in Oregon, if it flies or goes bang, it’s illegal. That's pretty simply put." In the U.S. in 2006 alone there were nearly 10,000 people injured by fireworks and many of those were children. Nationally and locally, Independence Day is the busiest day of the year for fire and police departments.