Nearly 100 calls for Lincoln Fire and Rescue on July 4th

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Firefighters in Nebraska's capital city had a busy weekend.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue officials say they responded to 96 calls from midnight to midnight on July 4th.

On average, they respond to about 60 calls per day.

While there were a lot of calls, officials say many of them turned out to be minor.

Officials also say homemade explosives were used to destroy several mailboxes and portable toilets.

A final tally of fireworks-related injuries may not be available for several days, but Bryan Health says it treated 24 people for fireworks-related injuries.

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