- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say some $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks has been seized in Las Cruces.

They also say city firefighters responded to more than 250 fire or fireworks-related calls for service during the first four days of July.

Las Cruces police say the illegal fireworks included several varieties prohibited for use or possession within city limits, including aerial and ground audible devices.

Two citations were issued for the possession or use of illegal fireworks.

No major injuries or fires related to fireworks use were reported within city limits.

But of 255 fire or fireworks-related calls for service between July 1-4, police say 223 were calls or complaints about illegal fireworks.

Firefighters also responded to 10 brush fires and two trash can fires that were likely attributed to the use of fireworks.

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