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Rowan 911: Over 100 fireworks-related calls around July 4

Each year, thousands of people call 911 or report to hospitals with fireworks-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And in the days before and after July 4, Rowan County 911 received more than 100 calls related to fireworks incidents.

According to 911 Communications Director Allen Cress, there were 103 calls related to fireworks from July 1 to July 6. Of those calls, Cress said, two were initially reported as fireworks-related. However, after a check with two local fire departments who responded, one incident was minor and the other was not fireworks-related.

On July 4, a fire in a cluster of trees on Hawkinstown Avenue was reported to be started due to fireworks. Ellis Cross Country Fire Assistant Fire Chief Chris Kepley said the fire turned out to be minor and the fire department was called to another incident that was not related to fireworks occurred around the same time.

In one incident, firefighters received a call for someone who burned his hand after lighting a firework on Phifer Road in Cleveland. The call was initially dispatched as fireworks-related but it was not, according to Rowan-Iredell Fire Department officials.

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