Firefighters in Contra Costa County spent much of the evening on July Fourth putting out fires triggered by illegal fireworks. They also responded to several fireworks injuries, including a child who was apparently hit in the eye
The County Fire Department tweeted that crews had responded to 67 fires between 7 p.m. and midnight Saturday, with 30 fires reported during the 9 p.m hour alone. Despite the volume of calls due to fireworks on Saturday night, no homes were damaged by the fires.
Between 7 pm & midnight, Con Fire responded to 67 fires, with the peak in the 9 pm hour when crews responded to 30. In all, 10 structure, 27 veg & other exterior fires. 16 fireworks caused. In spite of dozens of structures threatened, not a single home was lost. #confiresafe4th pic.twitter.com/xd7CmpTKPt
— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 5, 2020