The Kern County Fire Department says their Illegal Fireworks Reporter line received 4,000 reports about illegal fireworks over the holiday weekend.

The line gives people the opportunity to report non-emergency incidents to the department without tying up 9-1-1.

The number of non-emergency 9-1-1 calls was down over the weekend to 1,879.

County Fire reports there were 77 fires, 18 of which were structure fires.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi