JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Almost a year after so-called “fireworks wars” broke out in one Johnson City neighborhood, police say they’re taking a different approach to enforcing the law.
The July 4th holiday is typically celebrated with fireworks, but police want people to know- fireworks are BANNED in Johnson City.
Last year several 911 calls were made about fireworks being shot into yards, near cars, and on streets in the West Davis Park area of the city.
News Channel 11 will bring you complete coverage of that demonstration July 1 as we take a look back at the terror last year for the West Davis Park neighborhood, along with proposed changes in enforcement.
CONTINUING COVERAGE: “Fireworks Wars” in West Davis Park spark reaction from neighbors, police
Neighbors recounted 40 to 50 people running through the streets throwing mortars, and large fireworks at one another.
This year, authorities tell us things are changing.
JCPD plans to find, and prosecute those intentionally trying to cause harm using these fireworks.
Officials tell us they also want people to realize the dangers surrounding these fireworks, so they demonstrated what exactly happens when you light one of these fireworks—inside of a car.
Starting July 1 on News Channel 11 and wjhl.com we’ll bring you complete coverage of this year’s fireworks crackdown enforcement efforts and what authorities want you to know about firework safety.