OKC Police are asking people reporting fireworks violations to call a non-emergency number

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Oklahoma City Police Department officials have asked people wishing to report illegal fireworks use to contact the department’s non-emergency number. emergency number at 405-231-2121. Oklahoma City has a longstanding ordinance that makes it illegal to buy, use, make, or sell fireworks within city limits. Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman Benny Fulkerson told KOCO 5 earlier this week that a good rule of thumb is that if you have to light the fireworks, it’s illegal to Oklahoma City proper. “Over the weekend, anytime from about 10 a.m., we might have a number of calls, again, that were grass or vehicle fires or even a structure fire,” Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman Benny Fulkerson said. “Every year we will have burns, we will also have injuries – sometimes hand and eye injuries are very common.” Fulkerson said it was impossible for responders to respond to every call of illegal fireworks use in the city. The best way to keep everyone safe is to leave pyrotechnics to the professionals. “Let’s make this Independence Day a safe and happy day for everyone,” he said.

Oklahoma City Police Department officials have asked people wishing to report illegal fireworks use to contact the department’s non-emergency number.

Police told KOCO 5 that their 911 line was inundated with fireworks calls and they asked people to call the non-emergency number at 405-231-2121.

Oklahoma City has a longstanding ordinance that makes it illegal to buy, use, make, or sell fireworks within city limits.

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Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman Benny Fulkerson told KOCO 5 earlier this week that a good rule of thumb is that if you have to light the fireworks, it’s illegal to Oklahoma City proper.

“Over the weekend, anytime from about 10 a.m., we might have a number of calls, again, that were grass or vehicle fires or even a structure fire,” Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman Benny Fulkerson said. “Every year we will have burns, we will also have injuries – sometimes hand and eye injuries are very common.”

Fulkerson said it was impossible for responders to respond to every call of illegal fireworks use in the city. The best way to keep everyone safe is to leave pyrotechnics to the professionals.

“Let’s make this independence day safe and happy for everyone,” he said.

Violators can face fines of up to $1,500 and could have their fireworks confiscated.

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