The skies above the Chinese capital were lit up with colorful fireworks as the country entered the Year of the Monkey at midnight on Sunday. While police choppers caught glimpses of the spectacular fireworks, there was also concern over potential safety hazards. According to Beijing fire department’s statistics, fireworks caused 54 fires between midnight on Saturday and 01:00am on Monday. This marked a 14 percent decrease from the previous year. No casualties or large economic losses were reported, the fire department said.
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