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Fireworks Cause 2-Acre Fire in Magalia: Cal Fire

Teenagers playing with fireworks are to blame for igniting a 2-acre fire in the area of DeSalba Lake in Magalia late Saturday night, according to Cal Fire-Butte County.

Posted: Jul 1, 2018 3:50 PM

MAGALIA, Calif. - Teenagers playing with fireworks are to blame for igniting a 2-acre fire in the area of DeSalba Lake in Magalia late Saturday night, according to Cal Fire-Butte County.

According to Cal Fire, firefighters got a call just before 11 p.m. about a vegetation fire as well as a suspicious vehicle leaving the scene.
Once firefighters arrived they quickly contained the fire as well as some small spot fires.

Cal Fire said two teenagers, 16 and 17, allegedly caused the fire while using illegal fireworks.

Investigators forwarded the case to the Butte County District Attorney for further action.

Cal Fire added a note that:

“Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other miscellaneous types that explode, go up in the air, or move uncontrolled across the ground. These types of fireworks are illegal in all areas of California. All fireworks sold in California must be approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and have the “Safe and Sane” seal on them.”

Since the suspects are both juveniles, their names were not released. 

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