Fireworks Crackdown in De Pere
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DE PERE -- The city of De Pere is cracking down on fireworks a week ahead of the 4th of July.
Police are warning that any firework that leaves the ground is illegal without a permit. They're sending out more patrols this year to monitor firework use and respond to complaints.
Captain Dale Haagen with the De Pere Police Department, "It's not easy. Typically what we'll do is our officers will monitor if they hear fireworks that are going off, they see something in the sky that obviously is illegal, they'll patrol the neighborhood and see if they can if they can locate it."
Police will be confiscating any illegal fireworks they find and issuing tickets. They say you are allowed to use sparklers, smoke bombs, and stationary fountains.