LINCOLN–(KFOR July 5)–It was a busy 4th of July for Lincoln Fire and Rescue in terms of calls, but nothing significant outside of one fireworks-related injury.
Fire Chief Michael Despain said Friday a 65-year-old man had an artillery shell hit him in the chest at a home near NW 7th and West Burt Drive on Wednesday night. His injuries were not life threatening.
“This is the fourth-consecutive year where we’ve seen a significant injury due to a firework,” Chief Despain said.
There were no significant structural fires, just fires contained to trash cans and in grassy areas.
LFR offered up a collection event Friday morning for unwanted fireworks. Firefighters will properly dispose of fireworks, allowing you to get them out of your basement or garage.