North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch says it is disappointing that no matter how many times they tell the public not to use illegal fireworks the number of fireworks complaints they get continues to grow. Pautsch says it is illegal to use fireworks that explode or go up the air, yet he could tell people were using mortars over the holiday that could have caused injury or a fire. He says fortunately no one was injured in the village through the use of illegal fireworks during the 4th of July holiday weekend. He says they had one dumpster fire when someone threw away some hot fireworks, but it was caught and extinguished quickly so there was no property damage. He asks people not to use larger fireworks, which he says aren’t meant to be used in a residential neighborhood. The fine for illegal fireworks is $1,000 per firework.