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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas fire inspectors and police officers confiscated more than a half of ton of fireworks in a 12-hour span during the holiday weekend.

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During the same overnight period, Dallas firefighters responded to 21 grass fires and 20 dumpster fires.  Most of which are believed have been ignited by fireworks.

Fireworks are not permitted within city limits.

The fireworks fallout was not limited to Dallas.

Fort Worth Fire Department also responded to several grass fires over the weekend.

Neighbors in south Fort Worth said they are convinced a large grass fire near Columbus Trail and S Hulen St. was the result of fireworks.

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“It got a little out of hand,” said Tom Simmons.

He said he heard neighbors shooting them all night.  Sunday morning his street was covered with firework debris.

Even during the day on Sunday fireworks in the Fort Worth neighborhood could be heard going off.

Along with dozens of fires, fireworks are being blamed for hundreds of missing pet.

“It kind of puts a damper on what otherwise was a great weekend,” said Chris Frizzell, whose dog busted through their fence in Carrollton when neighbors filled the sky with fireworks late Saturday.

Dallas Animal Services said more dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.

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