FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Fire Department is warning residents that using fireworks is illegal in the city, following an accident last July 4 that killed a teenager.
The department said any residents or visitors who are found selling, possessing or using fireworks can be punished with a fine and/or confiscation.READ MORE: Ramsey Clark, Dallas Native And Former US Attorney General, Dies At 93
According to the department, it saw one death, four “significant trauma events,” five structure fires and 37 outdoor/grass fires on July 4, 2019.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Shot At Dallas Hotel
Maneno Juma, 19, was killed after a firework exploded on him in a Fort Worth neighborhood, fire officials said. Officials said the explosion severely injured his hand, arm and chest and that he was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived.
The teenager was later pronounced dead at the hospital.MORE NEWS: Truck Loses Control, Slams Into Royse City Police Officer Michael Baley While Helping Stranded Motorist
Fort Worth residents can report fireworks use to a non-emergency number at 817.392.4444, or 911 if there is an emergency.