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Firefighters on Lookout for Illegal Fireworks

Firefighters on Lookout for Illegal Fireworks

Posted - Jul. 21, 2004 at 4:06 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- If you're caught lighting an illegal firework this weekend you can expect your wallet to take a huge hit. Firefighters are going to be out in full force enforcing a zero tolerance policy towards illegal fireworks. Anything that shoots higher than 10 feet in the air is considered an illegal firework.

Don Chase , Sandy City Fire Chief: “The bottle rockets that I hold in my hand, bottle rockets are enemy number one, as far as fireworks and causing fires and grass fires and wildlife situations here in the state of Utah.”

Bottle rockets come down from the air like a flaming arrow. They're extremely dangerous and do cause fires. For those caught lighting any illegal fireworks, there will be hefty fines issued, no questions asked.

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