The Fourth of July weekend did not go off with a huge bang -- at least for the police and firefighters.
As of late Monday afternoon, several Stanislaus County fire departments reported that they had a quiet weekend. Others were busy stamping out small grass fires sparked by what they assume were fireworks.
Police did not report any major incidents related to the holiday.
Sheriff's deputies at Woodward and Modesto reservoirs had made one arrest by Monday afternoon, and that was for suspicion of driving under the influence, said sheriff's Sgt. Paul Yotsuya.
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"It was a successful weekend," he said. "People had fun, and we had no major incidents."
He said Modesto Reservoir drew its biggest crowd since 1991.
Turlock Lake State Recreation Area also was busy, but visitors behaved themselves and officials reported no major incidents.
Bill Lutton, the Turlock Lake park superintendent, speculated that more people looked for holiday fun close to home over the weekend.
"I think the economy is keeping people home," he said. "But they recognized the need to spend some time together."
The California Highway Patrol reported 24 DUI arrests as of 3 p.m. Monday on the roads it patrols in Stanislaus County. Sgt. Scott Loso said there were no major injuries or fatalities.
A local task force, now in its sixth year, was out over the weekend looking for illegal fireworks, and Modesto police were holding a DUI-driver's license checkpoint Monday from 6 to 11 p.m., in addition to holiday saturation patrols focused on finding drivers under the influence of alcohol of drugs.