Illegal firework hotline a success

July 7th, 2014 at 8:51 pm by under Latest Posts

The Albuquerque Fire Department said its illegal fireworks hotline was a success over the long holiday weekend.

AFD said they received 1,600 calls to the hotline between Friday night and Monday morning.

They gave out 19 criminal citations, compared to just 10 last year.

They also confiscated at least 80 pounds of illegal fireworks.

The fire department said the number of citations could still go up as more crews who were in the field turn in their reports this week.

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