KFD reports only one Fourth of July fire

According to the Kaua’i Fire Department, there was just one fireworks-related incident this year, and only eight fireworks permits issued.

A brush fire in Koloa, which personnel responded to around 6 p.m., was put out in a matter of minutes, said Battalion Chief Ernest Moniz.

“For the Fourth of July, usually it’s a slow time because people usually go to shows or other events,” said Inspector David Bukoski.

Fireworks permits were first required for 2001 New Year’s celebrations. With a permit, a person can purchase up to 5,000 firecrackers. In 2001, 21 permits were issued.

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