Fireworks Leave Neighbors Restless

Fourth of July Celebrations stretch into the early morning hours

By Kim Fischer
|  Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011  |  Updated 5:29 PM CDT
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Fourth of July Celebrations stretch into the early morning hours for some North Texans and kept 911 dispatchers busy.

Kim Fischer, NBCDFW.com

Fourth of July Celebrations stretch into the early morning hours for some North Texans and kept 911 dispatchers busy.

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North Texas residents woke up with a little less energy while Fourth of July revelers shot fireworks into the wee hours of the morning as neighbors tried to sleep.

Residents in Dallas and Southlake sent video of the explosions to NBCDFW showing what made their night so restless. Those in Dallas said the fireworks started in the late afternoon and didn’t end until nearly 2:00 a.m.

"It was kind of like gunshots if you don't know the difference between fireworks and guns" said Dallas resident Leon Berkley.

We called 9-1-1 dispatchers across North Texas to calculate the number of firework calls.

  • Fort Worth dispatchers reported 680 calls
  • Garland dispatchers reported 270 calls
  • Grand Prairie dispatchers reported 250 calls
  • Dallas dispatchers reported 4,290 calls from 9 p.m. to midnight. Most of those calls were about fireworks.

Fireworks are illegal within Dallas city limits, so those who were caught firing them off faced a fine of up to $2,000.

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