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Nearly 2 dozen cited for firework violations during July Fourth

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Fireworks are seen Wednesday night, July 4, 2018, over Riverfront Park in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Fireworks are seen Wednesday night, July 4, 2018, over Riverfront Park in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Firefighters issued 22 citations in Spokane on the Independence Day holiday and received hundreds of firework-related calls leading up to the day.

Michele Anderson, public safety communications manager for Spokane police and fire, said the fire department didn’t report any serious damages or fires from fireworks over the holiday, but it did cite 22 people for firework-related infractions within Spokane city limits.

Citations can be as much as $536 for the illegal use or possession of fireworks.

Anderson said the department also received 630 firework-related calls between Sunday and Thursday.


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