Follow Up: Man with Leukemia displaced after illegal firework damages Fresno home

  • Source: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno
  • Published: 07/05/2022 06:11 PM

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.


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