UPDATE: Fireworks lead to SFD callout in 8800 block 13th SW

7:02 PM: Big SFD call for a possible house fire on 13th SW near Trenton [map]. We are on the way.


7:20 PM: SFD’s call closed before we got there but here’s what we learned from neighbors and police on the scene: Some people drove up and set off a box of fireworks that went off, with sparks and smoke, in multiple directions. That’s what led to the fire call. Multiple small fires were sparked but put out quickly by neighbors.

7:34 PM: Added above – our photo of the fireworks tossed from a car. The neighbors say the cap was left behind too.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Fireworks lead to SFD callout in 8800 block 13th SW"

  • Melissa September 25, 2016 (7:53 pm)

    Is there a description of the car?

  • Marcia Ventura September 25, 2016 (8:59 pm)

    I live a block away from the fire. My family and I feel incredibly fortunate to live in amongst neighbors who help one another so quickly. One of the Sparks caught onto a tree and created 20 foot flames. Neighbors hurried over with garden hoses and distinguished the fires within minutes. The fire truck and police came quickly thereafter. I am angry at the idiot who did this, but incredibly proud of my neighborhood and SFD and SPD.

  • canton September 25, 2016 (9:48 pm)

    Heard it couple blocks away. SFD was there in about 5 mins. Great response time! Saw some smoke, figured from fireworks. Nice work from neighbors staying on top of things!

  • anonyme September 26, 2016 (6:06 am)

    This is a bomb, and should be prosecuted as such.  The Tsarnaev brothers also used fireworks to construct their bombs. 

  • Tracy September 26, 2016 (9:48 am)

    As did the Unibomber.

  • Howard September 26, 2016 (1:31 pm)

    Anonyme – I doubt these people are terrorists. Easy on the rhetoric, there are enough Trumps out there.

  • anonyme September 26, 2016 (4:53 pm)

    Howard, I said “bomb”, not terrorist.  The Tsarnaev brothers constructed their bombs using fireworks; fact, not rhetoric.  But if you want to split hairs, what exactly would YOU call someone who throws a bomb out of a moving vehicle?  A “Trump”, maybe?

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