Abilene police responded to hundreds of fireworks calls in 24 hours

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Abilene Police Department responded to hundreds of fireworks calls this 4th of July.

A tweet sent out Wednesday morning says, "from 10 am July 4 - 10 a.m July 5, our Dispatchers handled over 370 calls for fireworks throughout the city. They were very busy"

KTAB and KRBC are not aware of any injuries or mishaps that resulted from the fireworks in Abilene, but there were some issues in the surrounding counties. 

Two cars in Cisco caught fire early Tuesday morning and investigators believe fireworks were the cause. 

A house in Brownwood also sustained some damage due to an improperly discharged firework, according to the fire department. 

Before the City of Tuscola's firework show, a resident shooting off consumer fireworks caught a tree on fire. 

Fireworks were illegal within the City of Abilene and across much of the incorporated parts of the Big Country. 

Offenders had their fireworks confiscated and were subjected to a fine of up to $500. 


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