BFD, KCFD release injury, citation numbers for Fourth of July

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 20:44:42-04

The Bakersfield Fire Department and the Kern County Fire Department released injury and citation numbers from the Fourth of July holiday.

BFD says two juveniles were hurt due to reportedly legal fireworks, and one adult male was harmed due to illegal fireworks.

All three were left with minor injuries, and none needed to be transported to a hospital. The minor injuries come after at least 2 people were badly hurt on the holiday in 2016, including a young girl.

BFD also said they received over 500 calls to their illegal firework hotline and dispatch, and they issued over 50 citations. BFD added that they seized approximately 300 pounds of fireworks.

KCFD said their Fireworks Task Force Hotline received 388 calls last night and their Fire Dispatch line received 86 calls.

KCFD said they issued 43 citations and seized 500 pounds of fireworks.