- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Sioux City Police Department says it received a higher number of calls than normal over the Fourth of July weekend even though the holiday was free of reported pyrotechnic accidents.

Sioux City Police Officer Lori Noltze tells the Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/29przzk ) that dispatchers received a total of 294 fireworks calls from July 1 through July 4. Noltze says the department has received around 200 calls during former holiday weekends.

She says she hasn’t heard of any major firework accidents in Sioux City and that officers didn’t issue any fireworks-related citations.

The Sioux City fire department reported one fireworks-related fire over the weekend. The incident occurred late Monday night when a house was damaged after improperly disposed fireworks ignited in a trash receptacle. There were no injuries.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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