Fire department blames fireworks for Anaheim balcony blaze

Posted July 06, 2017

She said she even found rockets in her backyard, but this year she tried to prepare.

In 2016, firefighters responded to 35 fires on Independence Day. That's the tally from 12:01 a.m. July 4 to 10 a.m. today, the sheriff's department reports.

"I had the painters unwrap the plastic so my auto wouldn't get set on fire by fireworks", she said. Hot, dry weather conditions also could be a major contributing factor.

Fires that start in garages are not uncommon. The names and conditions of the pair have not been released.

According to the CPSC, more than one-third (35%) of the people seen in emergency rooms for fireworks injuries from June 20-July 20, 2014 were under 15; nine percent were under five. The fire raged for about an hour, causing serious damage to the house and also spreading next door. Luckily the residents got out safe, "I don't want to see anybody property be destroyed for illegal reasons", Jenkerson.

In a push to answer as many calls as possible during the Fourth of July weekend, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office employed volunteers to answer illegal firework calls.

Earlier in the evening, firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 600 block of East 7th Street caused by the use of fireworks.

Fireworks sparked a blaze outside a home on Hidden Branches Drive late Monday night. The vacant home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

A person who witnessed the fire told the homeowner about it, who put the fire out with a garden hose. They often happen in days leading up to and following the holiday.

LFR said the estimated damage is $50,000 total and it was started from fireworks hitting the roof.