Fresno firefighter Phillip Souza, left, and Capt. Pete Martinez are seen through heat waves as they watch a fire quickly ignite from a legal fountain-type firework during a demonstration of the effects of fireworks around dry grass areas on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
Fresno firefighter Phillip Souza, left, and Capt. Pete Martinez are seen through heat waves as they watch a fire quickly ignite from a legal fountain-type firework during a demonstration of the effects of fireworks around dry grass areas on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
Fresno firefighter Phillip Souza, left, and Capt. Pete Martinez are seen through heat waves as they watch a fire quickly ignite from a legal fountain-type firework during a demonstration of the effects of fireworks around dry grass areas on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

Fireworks can put a damper on Independence Day festivities

June 28, 2016 5:14 PM