Kitsap judge shuts down fireworks stand until owners make changes

BREMERTON, Wash. — A Kitsap County judge in northwest Washington state has banned a popular fireworks stand until its owner meets city and state licensing requirements.

The Kitsap Sun reports in a story on Saturday that Judge Kevin Hull sided with the city in a lawsuit contending the stand sold fireworks banned under state law.

The fireworks stand has operated on federal "land in trust" that's similar to a tribal reservation.

Kevin Chambers, a representative of the family that that owns the property, says they disagree with the decision because local governments don't have control over federal land.

The land was purchased by the U.S. government in the 1920s for a member of the Quinault Tribe and has remained in the family ever sense.

Currently, a casino is proposed for the site.