Independence Day Was Busy, But No Significant Calls For LFR

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.

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