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Police receive hundreds of calls on illegal fireworks in San Diego over July Fourth

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 19:16:01-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- This year, July Fourth went off with a bang. San Diego Police said Monday that the department received hundreds of calls regarding illegal fireworks this holiday weekend.

Despite canceled fireworks shows throughout the city, the department received 323 calls due to fireworks this year.

The figure represents a significant uptick since last year, when the city received only 76 calls about fireworks.

Despite the increase in calls, San Diego Police say they aren’t aware of any injuries due to the displays.

The report comes after the City of San Diego announced that it would cancel this year’s Big Bay Boom to help halt the spread of COVID-19.

According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, all consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of San Diego.

That list includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, and even poppers.

The National Fire Protection Association says that fireworks account for more than half of reported fires in the U.S. on Independence Day.