Dispatchers had their hands full at the county's fireworks hotline Tuesday, taking 388 calls reporting illegal fireworks usage, according to Kern County firefighters.
Additionally, another 86 calls went into the main dispatch center, for a total of 474 calls on the July 4th holiday.
According to the Kern County Fire Department, 43 citations to locals who set off illegal fireworks. Firefighters seized about 500 pounds of illegal fireworks.
No injuries were reported, but illegal fireworks ignited 11 fires, the fire department said in news release. The details of those fires were not included in the release.
The holiday also proved to be a busy one for sheriff's rescue crews on the Kern River.
Around 2:30 p.m., two people were reported "in distress" in water near the Sandy Flat Campground, sheriff's officials said. One man was rescued after being found stranded on the north side of the river.
Three searches for another man last seen going under between Sandy Flat and Hobo campgrounds failed to turn him up.