A Home In Pasadena Was Destroyed By Illegal Fireworks set Off By Children
The Fourth of July is coming up in less than a month, and illegal fireworks have already inflicted disaster in Pasadena.
The aftermath of illegal fireworks
Two children, according to investigators, put off fireworks that destroyed a home and many cars. Firefighters have issued a new caution to the public about using unlicensed fireworks.
All it needed for Mark Tracy was a spark from fireworks. His house was engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes.
“In a heartbeat I’m homeless,” Tracy said. “My fiancée is homeless. My cousin lost everything.”
He’s irritated because he knows how the fire started. In this location, illegal fireworks are a major issue.
“Before Fourth of July and after it’s a war zone. Every night you just hear them. You can sit out and you’d think you’re watching the Rose Bowl show.”
After another dry year, firefighters are concerned about rising temperatures.
Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin said that it is very dry this year. “Last year being the worst fire season in California history. We’re expecting unfortunately as bad, possibly even worse of a year just based on how dry this past year has been.”