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Illegal 4th of July fireworks still causing concerns

After illegal fireworks were set off on Monday, an animal is dead.
Posted at 9:53 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 18:32:11-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If animals could talk, they’d tell you that setting off illegal fireworks on Independence Day is no joke.

Sharon Linsenbardt, the owner of Barns Buddies Rescue, is heated after neighbors from all sides were setting off fireworks. Scaring her animals and killing one of her goats.

She says one of her goats literally died of fear.

As livid as she is over the death of her goat, she’s more upset about the illegal fireworks used that could have set her whole property and animals on fire!

Extreme dry conditions and this weekend's red flag warning are a cocktail for disaster.

Senior Deputy Fire Chief Robert Nolan with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says with 53 citations given out by Las Vegas police this year, that is the highest number of citations to ever be written to date for the holiday weekend.

Not to mention, we’re in a drought. Nolan reminds people that the water used by firefighters to put out avoidable fires is depleting an already slim water supply.

“Safe and Sane” fireworks, are not a brand. They are the only fireworks allowed in Clark County.

Nolan says, "Safe and Sane" don’t shoot up, spark, or spin and are all pre-approved by the fire department.

Back at Barns Buddies Rescue, the week ahead will prove no less stressful. Linsenbardt says as she will be watching her animals for colic which could be deadly for farm animals.