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Far fewer fire calls this July Fourth, Fire Department says

  • GORDON PANG / GORDONPANG@STARADVERTISER.COMFirefighters inspect fireworks turned in at the Waiau Fire Station on Saturday
    Firefighters inspect fireworks turned in at the Waiau Fire Station on Saturday

Honolulu firefighters responded to far fewer fire calls Monday, the first fireworks-related holiday when a new Oahu ban on most types of fireworks was in effect.

As of 9 p.m., the Honolulu Fire Department responded to seven fire calls Monday, three of which are probably fireworks-related, HFD said in a news release.

For the same period last year, the fire department responded to 26 fire calls, eight of which were deemed probably fireworks-related.

Since Jan. 2, all consumer fireworks except for firecrackers have been banned on Oahu. The city sold just 93 permits to buy firecrackers this Fourth of July holiday.

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