File image of exploding fireworks, newly legal in Michigan.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Area police and fire departments have been responding to calls of fireworks being set off -- and spot fires caused by falling debris from the explosives -- on the eve of July 4.
WZZM 13 crews have been monitoring our emergency scanners, listening to radio calls across West Michigan. Earlier on Tuesday, fire crews responded to a few minor fire calls that might have been related to fireworks.
Most of the fireworks-related dispatchers began being reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday, including a fire off 64th Avenue in Allendale Township.
Many communities have restrictions on the use of commercial fireworks, but they are allowed one the day before, the day of, and the day after national holidays.
Local fire and police chiefs have asked the public not to set off fireworks because of dry conditions.