“Our message: Be real careful with consumer fireworks, not only the safety of igniting them but also picking them up afterwards”.
“A lot more people are out purchasing fireworks and getting ready for the evening, so it’s a much busier day”, Scott Hare, Fire Protection Officer with Cunningham Fire Protection District, said. But it seems like the more we try, we’re chasing our own tail… “Same with the year before”.
“Safe and sane” fireworks are legal in Anaheim, with proceeds from sales benefiting local nonprofits.
As for injuries, Sacred Heart Hospital leaders said they only had minor injuries.
“Because of all the stuff that we have in our homes, and a fire can double in size every two minutes”, Don Hughes, Satellite Beach Fire Chief, said. The totals did not include emergency calls to Fair St. Louis in Forest Park, where EMS received 114 calls over a three-day period. Neighbors were able to put out the fire before firefighters arrived, officials said. That’s up from 40 calls on July 4, 2016.
Sonderman believes it was simply a combination of dry brush and fireworks that sparked the fire. The Vallejo Fire Department follows all safety directives provided by the California State Fire Marshal.
A fire at a vacant home in a Las Vegas neighborhood caused $75,000 worth of damage on Monday.
In Woodland, a fire spread from a plastic trash can and damaged two homes; officials suspect fireworks started the blaze. The fire then started to burn the exterior of a dumpster and the exterior molding of a vehicle.