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Police and Fire crews cracking down on rowdy fans

Patrol cars spent Monday afternoon on State Street, making a final check for furniture and code violations.

A stop sign comes down as Big Blue fans celebrate Kentucky's win over Louisville.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Patrol cars spent Monday afternoon on State Street, making a final check for furniture and code violations.

Lexington police are teaming up with the Fire Department, the Sheriff's Office, The Mayor's Office, Streets and Roads, and the Detention Center to show they're all united. They are all working together to control crows and keep celebrations safe.

Lexington is deploying the largest number of officers ever for Monday's festivities. State Police troopers will be handling one area of Lexington so police can concentrate on heavy party areas, like State Street.

"If you're doing something dangerous or illegal, we're gonna stop you," warns Chief Ronnie Bastin, with Lexington Police. "If you're just out having a good time, be responsible and safe. We'll be there to watch out for you, and we'll be working to protect you."

Weather is also a concern for crews. Rain could keep fans from trying to start fires, but officials say it could also create a muddy mess.

Officials say fans should expect mobile fire crews to be out and about, like during Saturday's game.


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