Bottle rockets likely cause of grassland fire in northwest Fresno

The Fresno BeeJuly 10, 2014 

Grasslands burned in Fresno on Thursday, July 10, 2014, possibly due to bottle rockets.

ERYN BALDRICA-GUY — The Fresno Bee

Two to three acres of grasses burned, likely as a result of bottle rockets, in northwest Fresno near Santa Fe and Bluff avenues on Thursday night.

Battalion Chief Todd Tuggle said firefighters received a call about bottle rockets being fired into the air shortly before three simultaneous fires began. Firefighters finished extinguishing the fires shortly after 8 p.m. No structures were threatened.

Tuggle said the wind would have driven the flames toward the houses on the hillside if the fires had occurred a few hours earlier.

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