South Sound fireworks reporting portal fields nearly 1,000 complaints over Fourth of July weekend

South Sound 911 announced Wednesday that it received 3,124 calls on Fourth of July this year, in addition to 545 reports received via its FireworksReport.com tool.

Of the 3,124 calls, 627 were non-emergency calls. Leading up to the Fourth of July holiday, Pierce County had been encouraging residents to issue fireworks complaints to non-emergency numbers or to use online tools like FireworksReport.com.

Those numbers are down from last year, when South Sound 911 received a total of 5,013 calls, 1,485 of which were non-emergency.

South Sound 911 launched the fireworks reporting website on Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m.

In total, the website fielded 909 reports from 6 p.m. on July 1 through 6 a.m. on July 5, saving an estimated 45 hours of talk time for South Sound 911 call takers and dispatchers, the agency tweeted.