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The annual Fourth of July celebration was a tough day for the Sacramento Fire Department as they dealt with an understaffed prevention team this year. Although they try to staff and have the most firefighters working that day, Captain Keith Wade with the department said Independence Day celebrations usually mean that they'll be responding to dozens of fires and hopping from emergency to emergency. "So much illegal firework activity. It's disheartening to see and we just hope that in the future people will choose more safe ways to celebrate," Wade said. The fire department received 418 complaints about illegal fireworks and gave 32 citations which resulted in $35,000 in fines. KCRA 3's Maricela De La Cruz reports.
More than two years into the pandemic, unemployment fraud continues in California, with criminals stealing identities to cash in on benefits. KCRA 3's Brittany Johnson reports on why prosecutors say cases keep coming and what to do if it happens to you.