Las Vegas Sun

July 16, 2019

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Officials get almost 25,000 illegal fireworks reports in valley

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 today said the reports came through 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.