Fireworks-related calls up from last year


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:34pm

The Mukilteo Police Department received about twice as many fireworks-related calls compared to last year.

Police responded to about 44 calls during the three-day, July 4 holiday weekend.

Nearly all of the public firework shows were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the large volume of complaints, the Mukilteo Fire Department actually had a quiet weekend.

“It was actually a fairly slow weekend,” Fire Chief Chris Alexander said. “We had no fireworks-related calls than I’m aware of.”

The July 4 holiday generally is not busy for the fire department, Ale...

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