Some Tower District residents, including a man with Leukemia, are without homes after a fire started by an illegal firework ripped through several houses on the Fourth of July.
On Monday night, witnesses say that the inferno started when a firework hit a palm tree near Farris and Thomas avenues.
Helmet cam video showed the terrifying moments as the blaze exploded, ignited several homes, and then blew a transformer. “When that blew it sounded like a bomb going off I mean it was scary,” said Candance Fowler, who lives in one of the homes that went up in flames.
Fowler and her husband, who is battling leukemia, are without a home. Fowler said just a couple of days ago, the two paid their bills for the month with his social security check.
The two are now displaced and say they are afraid.