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Fireworks burn girl; Mother Nature adds to Fourth of July

Fireworks explode over the Colorado River during the 24th annual Rockets over the River in Laughlin, NV. Friday, July 4, 2014. (Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau)     (Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau)
Fireworks explode over the Colorado River during the 24th annual Rockets over the River in Laughlin, NV. Friday, July 4, 2014. (Brian Jones/Las Vegas News Bureau) (Brian Jones, Las Vegas News Bureau)
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Updated: 7/04 11:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- A girl was burned by fireworks tonight, and there were scattered fires across the valley attributed to fireworks.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue tweeted out about 9:15 p.m. that a girl was burned by fireworks and taken to an area hospital. More details were not available because of the medical nature of the call, said LV F&R.

City and county fire crews were responding to various brush and tree fires around the valley starting about 8:30 p.m. As of 9:55 p.m. there were 11 reported fires on the fire alarm website.

By 11:25 p.m. the fire department said most of the fires had been extinguished. People who used fireworks were being reminded to soak any partially exploded shells to soak them in water for an hour before discarding.

It is illegal to use fireworks after 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth in Clark County.

Adding to the spectacle, lightning was observed in several parts of the valley as rain clouds intensified in the northern end and were expected to spread to most other parts of the valley.

The rainfall was generally moving from the northeast side of the valley toward the southwest. There were several areas with cars pulled to the side of the road because of visibility and slick road issues.
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