Not as many fireworks complaints, police say

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Following the Fourth of July festivities, Wichita Falls police said they responded to fewer fireworks complaints this year.

Steve Ginger with the WFPD said they responded to about a dozen calls for fireworks complaints. Ginger said it is difficult to catch fireworks offenders because the officers have to see the suspects lighting the fireworks before they go up.

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He said that most often, by the time the officer gets there, the person lighting the fireworks has run back inside and won't come to the door.

But if you are caught, you can be fined up to $2,000, and your fireworks will be taken away.

It is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks within the city limits. The ordinance helps protect people from potential injury and property damage caused by fireworks.

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