Clark County Cracks Down On Fireworks


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Love them or hate them — every neighborhood, every 4th of July holiday has them. 

"They" are the neighbors that have driven to Nye County or Moapa and bought fireworks to put on a show. 

Local law enforcement gets inundated with calls about illegal fireworks, whether it's a matter of simply reporting them to more serious hazards like fires or injuries. 

Which is part of the reason for Clark County's "You Light It, We Write It" campaign to curb the use of illegal fireworks. Residents are now encouraged to visit the website to report fireworks so emergency dispatch lines can be cleared for life-threatening emergencies. 

County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick was a leading force of the effort, she joins KNPR to talk about why now was the time for a crackdown. 

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Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commissioner 

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