Sacramento Fire Departments Face Busy, Fiery Fourth

Fireworks cause vehicle fire at Dunwoody home

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The fire did an estimated $25,000 in damage, officials said.

In Northglenn, discarded fireworks started a fire that damaged a home and displaced three people and a brush fire damaged a vehicle.

Meridian crews also put out a grass fire that burned roughly a half acre at the corner of East Broadway Avenue and Northeast Sixth Street, Niemeyer said.

That was the plea made by St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson after a busy holiday left four firefighters injured and one in serious condition. Kyle Dey, 21, was cited on suspicion of possession of a destructive device.

The second broke out at 8:45 p.m. on Community Center Drive just north of Malley Drive.

A 50-year-old Madison man is accused of setting off illegal fireworks at a Pine Ledge Trail home on July 4. The people who own this house that almost caught fire weren't home when it started.

Besides the reports, at least one confirmed fireworks-related injury occurred in San Jose, but details of that case were not immediately available.

"We do not recommend the use of consumer grade fire works at all", Killian said, who admitted that people still will use them regardless.

Such confrontations over fireworks are "not uncommon", Benton said. There were also a few eye injuries resulting from sparklers, Colee said.

Spectator Tanya Hoover said "for the first eight minutes, they had a great show, and then all of a sudden it stopped". Most of those injuries occurred between Sunday and Monday and were caused by flame exposure, he said. The fireworks exploded in their hands.

Emergency calls, including several major vehicle crash is the Fourth of July night take priority, meaning some fireworks calls have to be a delayed response.

Things were quiet in the county.

Ada County Sheriff's Office dispatchers got nearly 400 calls from July 1 to 5 related to illegal fireworks, KBOI-TV reports.

All fireworks are illegal in the city of Pomona, including the safe and sane kind.

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