Fireworks burn down 3 central Fresno homes on 4th of July night

  • Source: KFSN-TV ABC 30 Frenso/Visalia
  • Published: 07/04/2022 11:55 PM

It's been a busy Fourth of July for Fresno's firefighters. At one point on Monday evening, the department was responding to 12 different incidents across the city, as the skies filled with illegal fireworks. In one of those incidents, flames sparked by fireworks spread to three houses and several power poles in central Fresno. The houses, in a residential neighborhood in the area of Thomas and Harris, were destroyed and a total loss for the families. There was a 20% increase in Fresno Fire staffing because the 4th of July is one of the busiest nights of the year for the department. Fresno Fire investigators rode along with Fresno police, educating people on the consequences of illegal fireworks - and also citing them. "If we catch you with illegal fireworks, you'll be cited. If you start a fire, you're probably going to be arrested and cited for arson charges," said deputy fire marshal Jay Tracy.


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