Fourth of July fireworks cause an increase in police department calls around the Treasure Valley

Posted at 12:38 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 15:39:28-04

BOISE, Idaho — While many people enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday, local police departments heard plenty of illegal firework complaints overnight.

Nampa Police Department received 87 illegal firework calls from noon on Thursday into the early morning hours of Friday, July 5.

Since Sunday, June 28, there have been 169 fireworks complaints in Nampa.

In Boise, the Ada County Sheriff's Office received 253 complaints during the holiday and the morning after.

Over the past few days, Boise Fire was called out to three separate fires related to fireworks, along with 11 other fires that could possibly be related to fireworks.

Six were dumpster fires possibly caused by improperly discarded fireworks.

Five were small grass or shrub fires.