Bend Police and Bend Fire departments will team up this year to crack down on illegal fireworks.

Bend police officers and fire inspectors will be paired to respond to illegal fireworks calls for five days in late June and early July.

The Illegal Fireworks Task Force will focus on “problematic” areas identified by police data, according to Bend Police Lt. Clint Burleigh.

In Oregon, it’s illegal to possess fireworks that explode, fly more than a foot into the air or move laterally more than 6 feet.

To report use of illegal fireworks, call Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch: 541-693-6911.

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