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Friday, Jul 05 2013 10:40 AM

Firefighters respond to more than 1,300 calls of illegal fireworks


Kern County firefighters teamed with Sheriff's Office deputies and responded to a total of 1,314 calls reporting illegal fireworks on Wednesday and Thursday.

A fire department news release said 1,173 of those calls were responded to by teams in the Bakersfield area, and 141 calls by other stations in the county. The number of arrests made and citations issued will be available when statistics are compiled over the weekend.

- The Californian

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