Las Vegas celebrates Independence Day with fireworks displays, both legal and illegal | News

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — The Las Vegas Valley lit up on Sunday night to mark the Fourth of July holiday.

While authorities worked hard to curb illegal fireworks in city and county limits, high-firing displays could be seen from Henderson to North Las Vegas starting at sundown.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the agency that oversees downtown, west and northwest Las Vegas, said since midnight on July 4, they responded to 397 calls for service compared to 408 in 2020, and 201 fire-related incidents compared to 127 in 2020.

The Las Vegas agency said as of 11:20 p.m., they had not responded to any building fires related to fireworks, and reported one minor injury. The department said they mainly responded to a number of palm tree, brush and trash fires.


LVFR responded to a vehicle fire at 8344 Pendragon Circle about 10:15 p.m. The vehicle was inside the garage of the two-story home, they said. The door from the garage to the house was open, filling the house with smoke. 

Clark County Fire Department responded to at least one structure fire about 8:55 p.m., according to dispatch logs. The agency was also listed as on scene of multiple outside fires around 10:30 p.m.

North Las Vegas Fire Department also showed as responding to multiple outside fires in the 9 p.m. hour.

Resorts across the valley joined in on the celebration, with Station Casinos properties displaying fireworks shows at 9 p.m., followed by Plaza Hotel Casino in downtown Las Vegas at 10 p.m. Strip resorts hosted fireworks displays at 11 p.m.


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