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June 16, 2012
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Carson fire chief sounding alarm after discovery of spent fireworks in dried brush

Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi couldn't believe what some of his crew found recently in the middle of the dried brush surrounding the city: Spent firework shells.

"It's crazy to me that in these fire conditions that people are shooting these off in the wildlands," he said, boxes of old fireworks in front of him.

Fireworks were found during fuel-suppression operations - essentially clearing dried brush to create defensible space in case of a wildfire - near Voltaire, Brunswick and Ash canyons. The fire department had a member of the crew walking ahead of the machines to make sure …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 16, 2012 04:19AM Published Jun 16, 2012 03:43AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.