4 times the fireworks 911 calls in King CountyJuly 6, 2014 @ 9:25 am (Updated: 1:11 pm - 7/6/14 )
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fire officials in King County say fireworks calls quadrupled this Independence Day, when compared to last year.
KING-TV reports fireworks remain legal in only 16 municipalities in King County.
Even in restricted areas, however, King County fireworks-related fire calls totaled 200 during the July 4th holiday night.
Last year, that number was 45. Fire officials attribute the increase to dry weather and the holiday falling on a Friday.
Fireworks damaged at least three homes in the county.
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