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Illegal Fireworks Likely Cause Fire in Vallejo, Grass Fires Throughout Bay Area

A family in Vallejo was displaced on July 4 after firefighters say a blaze, most likely caused by fireworks set off illegally, started a one-alarm fire in their garage.

Fire spokesman Anthony Shair-Ali said the fire was reported about 1:15 a.m. on the 100 block Dieninger Street after fireworks were set off at the side of the house. No one was injured, but he estimated there was $100,000 in property loss and the two adults and one child were forced to evacuate.

Bob Redell/NBC Bay Area
Illegal fireworks most likely caused a one-alarm house fire. (July 5, 2016)

Off camera, the homeowner told NBC Bay Area that he doesn't believe it was fireworks that started the blaze, but rather a faulty appliance inside the home.

Throughout the Bay Area, firefighters were racing to stamp out fires, also started by illegal fireworks. One of those was a grass fire in Pittsburg, another was a fire that spread to a roofing company in Brentwood.

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