SALEM (CBS) – Salem is cracking down on illegal fireworks after seeing an uptick in recent weeks.

The city is launching a new campaign aimed at educating residents about the dangers of fireworks and the fines they could face for using them.

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Police are now adding patrols, looking for illegal fireworks. Mayor Kim Driscoll said it’s a big problem that needs to be addressed.

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“We’ve seen a huge uptick in fireworks activity. We had five fireworks complaints last year between May 1 and June 15. That same time period this year, we’ve seen 116 complaints, so that’s over a 2,000% increase,” she said.

Residents can go to the city website to report illegal fireworks.

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There’s also a map of reports filed by other residents.