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Police: We will cite for use of fireworks

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

As the dry conditions persists, the ban on fireworks in Fayette county will stay in place.

"This is a serious issue," explains Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Ed Davis, "and we, along with Lexington Police, are going to enforce the ban to the fullest extent."

Since the ban went into affect, the Lexington Police Department says they've received almost a 100 complaints and have responded to 25 firework related calls. "People are still setting off fireworks, it doesn't seem like people are complying with this ban and that is unacceptable."

Offenders could face $100 fine if cited for setting off fireworks. "If someone doesn't comply and it gets into a field, a house, a car, or anything like that, they could face arson charges."

Battalion Chief Ed Davis says the ban will stay in place until further notice.

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