Law Enforcement Rolls Out “You Light It, We Write It” Campaign In Advance of July 4th

Fines Of Up To $1,000 Possible To Violators

June 25, 2019 - 6:12 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – Law enforcement agencies throughout Clark County have announced a new campaign to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks in advance of the 4th of July.

It’s called “You Light It, We Write It”, and it’s meant to serve as reminder not only to discourage those tempted to use illegal fireworks, but to remind those bothered by the popping and the cracking and the booms of ways to contact authorities to report violations.

Many people travel outside of Clark County to buy their fireworks because they’re unavailable here. Only fireworks labeled “Safe and Sane” are sold and allowed for use in Clark County.

Offenders caught using illegal fireworks may be subject to citations of up to $1,000 and possible fireworks disposal fees.

Last year, the website went online and it will be available again this year. The website allows people to report areas where they suspect illegal fireworks activity is happening. Last year, the website was overwhelmed with more than 25,000 of complaints. Police say that while they can’t respond to every complaint, they can use last year’s data to target places where illegal use of fireworks is most likely to occur.

Partners in the “You Light It, We Write It” initiative include Clark County, the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division