Killeen city officials said firefighters were on the Steelhouse Bridge after receiving reports of fireworks.

City of Killeen

Fireworks illegally set off on a bridge over a lake in Texas caused a major fire on the Fourth of July, officials say.

Killeen city officials are divided image of the fire around 11 p.m and said firefighters were at the Steelhouse Bridge over Steelhouse Hollow Lake on reports of fireworks.

Residents have been asked to avoid the bridge while crews battle the fire.

Fireworks are prohibited in Killeen, a city in central Texas between Austin and Waco.

“A reminder that fireworks of any type are not only dangerous, but illegal in the city of Killeen.” – reminded on July 1 in the Ukrainian Administrative Service.

City officials in Killeen said illegal fireworks in the city started more than a dozen grass fires and caught a fence on fire.

Firefighters were “processing fireworks alerts” Monday, and officials said several citations had been issued. People who set off fireworks are fined $2,000.

Mike Stanson covers the news in real time for McClatchy. A 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University, he previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and at the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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