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No major fires sparked on Fourth of July in Las Vegas

Updated July 6, 2021 - 7:46 pm

The Las Vegas Fire Department received more than 400 calls for service on the Fourth of July — slightly fewer than last year — and no major fires were reported.

Firefighters responded to 427 calls on the Sunday holiday and of those, 118 were fires, the department said in a Monday post on Twitter.

The department reported one minor injury and one garage fire with a yet-to-be-determined cause.

Numbers are for within the city limits of Las Vegas. The North Las Vegas and Henderson fire departments haven’t released their numbers.

The Las Vegas Fire Department saw fewer calls for service Sunday compared with last year on the Fourth of July, when firefighters received 438 and of those, 146 were fires.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department said in an Instagram post that they responded to 106 fire calls on Sunday. Within North Las Vegas city limits in the three weeks leading up to the holiday, the post said five people were injured, 12 pets were killed in structure fires, three pets were rescued from burning buildings, seven buildings were destroyed and six vehicles were damaged.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to 203 calls for outside and building fires on July 4 and 220 on July 5, Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney said in a statement.

Clark County’s fireworks task force confiscated 1,373.5 pounds of illegal fireworks and issued four citations, Whitney said.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at jgreener@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton on Twitter.

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