Fire Chief: Lubbock vulnerable to fireworks fires - FOX34 Lubbock

Fire Chief: Lubbock vulnerable to fireworks fires

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

In a message from Chief Shaun Fogerson, Lubbock Fire Rescue reports Lubbock's "especially vulnerable" to fires caused by fireworks.

Monday evening, crews reported putting out one house fire and multiple grass fires as a direct result of illegal fireworks used.

"These fires could have had tragic results for you or one of your loved ones," Chief Fogerson noted in his statement Tuesday.

Here's the entire message:

LFR wishes to remind the public that fireworks are illegal inside the city limits of Lubbock. Possession or use of fireworks in the city can result in a fine of up to $1,000.

Recent hot weather coupled with dry conditions have made the city especially vulnerable to fires caused by fireworks.

LFR responded to 1 house fire and multiple grass fires across the city Monday night that were the direct result of illegal fireworks use.

These fires could have had tragic results for you or one of your loved ones.

The response and investigation into fireworks used illegally inside the city ties up public safety resources needed to prevent other crimes and respond to other emergencies.

 

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