People standing in front of colorful Firework

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If you think you're hearing more fireworks lately -- you're not imagining things.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says they are getting nearly 10 times the calls regarding illegal fireworks as they did last year.

To put that in perspective: in June 2019, CSPD received 37 calls about fireworks. Fast-forward to 2020, and they've received 345 calls -- with six days still left in the month.

A spokesperson for the National Association of Fireworks hypothesized the dramatic increase could be tied to -- as so many things in 2020 -- the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more at KKTV

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