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Officials get almost 25K illegal fireworks reports in Vegas

July 5, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in the Las Vegas area say they received almost 25,000 citizen reports as part of a campaign to crack down on illegal fireworks.

Clark County officials on Thursday said the reports came through ISpyFireworks.com. They had urged residents to use the website to report illegal fireworks instead of calling 911.

The complaints led to at least 10 busts, but total figures were not immediately available.

Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa says this was “the most extensive enforcement effort against illegal fireworks in more than two decades” in the area.

Police and fire inspectors teamed up to confiscate illegal fireworks in the area ahead and during Independence Day festivities.

Offenders face fines of up to $1,000 and fees.

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