A powerful explosion and fire has occurred in an Ontario neighborhood caused by fireworks that ignited at a house, city officials say. The explosion took place at about 12:30 p.m. local time. Video of the scene showed the structure entirely destroyed by the blast.
An evacuation order was issued for West Francis Street and West Maple Avenue between Fern and San Antonio. A temporary Care and Reception Center was set up at the De Anza Community Center, 1405 S. Fern.
No reports of injuries or fatalities have been released at this time. (UPDATED 5:36pm) – 2 ARE REPORTED DECEASED.
Possession or use of fireworks in the city of Ontario is illegal and prohibited unless a permit is issued for use, transport or storage. Only state-licensed pyro technicians are issued permits.
Fireworks cause explosion and fire in Ontario-video
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