Bakersfield Fire report reveals July fireworks crime statistics

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 19:14:47-04

The Bakersfield Fire Department Arson Units and BFD/BPD Fireworks Enforcement Teams released their July 2016 fireworks statistics Monday.

These are the highlights from the report:

  • Issued 83 $1,500 administrative citations for illegal fireworks usage
  • Made one misdemeanor arrest
  • Seized 625 pounds of illegal fireworks
  • Made one felony arrest for the possession of a deadly weapon
  • Responded to 864 fireworks-related calls
  • Responded to three serious fireworks-related injuries

The injuries included a 25-year-old male who suffered injuries from an exploding illegal bottle rocket, a juvenile male who received a head laceration from a falling firework, and a two-year-old girl who sustained second and third degree burns on her lower legs from an illegal aerial device.