Patrols for illegal fireworks to take place until after July 4

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DENVER — Authorities began fireworks enforcement in Denver on Friday, by demonstrating the danger of explosives.

Beginning June 26 until Sunday, July 6 police and fire officers will patrol Denver neighborhoods for the use of illegal fireworks.

The Denver Fire Department and the Denver Police Department will crack down on the use of fireworks in the city and will respond to citizen complaints.

Officers said it’s all part of an effort to keep people and their properties safe as they celebrate Independence Day.

All fireworks (with the exception of permitted, professional public displays) are illegal within the City and County of Denver.

To report the use of illegal fireworks, within the City and County of Denver the public was asked to call 720-913-2000.

Violators can face up to a $999 fine or possible jail time.

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