Fireworks burn tree, damage two homes in Sacramento
Fireworks set off during July Fourth celebrations engulfed a dry tree in flames and caused minor damages to a couple of homes in Sacramento, California, last Saturday night, the city's fire department confirmed.
Sacramento City Fire Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla said that fireworks tossed by someone into the air landed onto a dry juniper tree and set it on fire.
Flames from the dry tree later spread to a fence and a couple of nearby homes, which suffered minor damages. Being rich in oil, juniper trees are very flammable, particularly during dry conditions like the ones that California has been suffering for nearly four years.
Someone captured a video of the flames and posted it on Google's popular video-sharing site YouTube. The video shows the fast-spreading fire.
No injury related to the fire was reported, and the damages to the homes were reported minor.
The person who tossed fireworks into the air is being blamed for the damages, but his/her identity could not be ascertained thus far.
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