Round Rock responds to multiple fireworks-related incidents

The first few hours of the new year were busy for local responders as the Round Rock Fire Department responded to multiple calls related to local fires caused by fireworks during the early morning of Jan. 1. 

City firefighters responded to three separate fireworks-related fires, including a 3-acre grassfire: 

  • 2950 East Old Settlers: Firefighters dispatched to calls reporting a grass fire and structure fire. Due to the nature of a potential multi-fire incident, seven fire units responded. Upon arrival at 12:17 a.m., it was determined that there was no structure fire, but crews did observe a 3-acre grassfire located behind the nearby residential community. The fire was extinguished. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. 
  • 624 Harrell Parkway: One unit dispatched at 12:45 a.m. and arrived on scene at 12:45 a.m. to find a metal trash can on fire. The fire was extinguished. Firework debris was found inside the can and determined to be the likely ignition source. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. 
     
  • 1699 North Mays: One unit dispatched at 1:08 a.m. and arrived on scene at 1:10 a.m. to find a dumpster fully involved. The fire was extinguished. Firework debris was found inside the dumpster and determined to be the likely the ignition source. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.  
     

The City issued several notices via official communication channels leading up to the New Year’s holiday reminding residents that possession and use of fireworks is prohibited both within the city limits and a 5,000-foot fireworks-free zone outside City limits in Williamson County. 

An interactive Williamson County GIS map shows where fireworks can be legally discharged — and where they cannot. 

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