July 06, 2014 03:28
This year, "Operation Lower the Boom" has already issued over 100 citations and seized illegal fireworks from more than 90 groups.
Illegal fireworks are to blame for several weekend fires including one that destroyed a Southeast Portland home.
Anyone can report the use of illegal fireworks use by calling the city's non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. This number is available throughout the year.
Portland Fire & Rescue also want to emphasize that anyone with illegal fireworks that the fireworks can be turned in to any Portland Fire or Police Station with no questions asked. No citations will be issued to anyone who voluntarily surrenders illegal fireworks in this manner.