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Cleveland police respond to more than 600 calls for fireworks over Fourth of July weekend

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 20:12:44-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police responded to more than 600 fireworks calls over Fourth of July weekend.

According to the fire department, five structure fires mentioned fireworks as a probable cause for the fires.

Police said a 43-year-old man from Parma was setting off fireworks on the Fourth of July at a school parking lot in the 4200 block of Bailey Avenue.

Officials said when they arrived, they found a UHaul truck filled with fireworks that he was preparing to light.

The truck and fireworks were confiscated by police. Charges are pending against the man.

Police said they responded to a fireworks incident on Monday at 10:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Community College Drive, where a woman injured her eye.

On scene, police said they were told that a group of kids was playing with fireworks inside and outside of a gas station.

One of the kids lit a firework and placed it into the revolving window tray, at which time it exploded, took the door off of the window tray, and hit a woman inside, according to police.

The woman was treated at the scene.